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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

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    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
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    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.

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Trips by*

Sheila Murphy


Total cost of 8 trips: $19,993.08


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Carper

Destination: BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM; BERLIN, GERMANY; PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH NATO OFFICIALS IN BRUSSELLS AND SENIOR FRENCH & GERMAN DEFENSE & FOREIGN POLICY OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS WIDE RANGE OF TRANSATLANTIC ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,003.84
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC SPRING RETREAT
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,722.86
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER-WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: THE DLC 2003 AIRLIE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $391.17
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,278.63
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC SENATE STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,547.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,046.68
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO DISCUSS RECENT POLICY DEVELOPMENTS IN CONGRESS & TO DISCUSS PROSPECTS FOR UPCOMING 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,112.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Daschle

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: TO MEET WITH SENIOR INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS NGO'S PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS & OTHERS A ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE US AND INDONESIA
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $6,890.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sheila Murphy.


American RadioWorks |
(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

The First Family of Radio

When Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president in 1932, he and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt both used the new medium of radio to reach into American homes like never before. They rallied the nation to combat the Great Depression and fight fascism. The Roosevelts forged an uncommonly personal relationship with the people. This documentary explores how FDR and ER's use of radio revolutionized the way Americans relate to the White House and its occupants.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt was a radio natural. He spoke in a confident, informal way, using simple words and phrases that were easy to grasp.
  • 11.12.14

    The Roosevelts as a political team

    Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt were not the first White House couple to act as political partners, but they were the first to do so in such a public fashion.