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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    Radio: FDR’s ‘Natural Gift’

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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.

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.

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Trips by*

Rob Neal


Total cost of 8 trips: $14,790.30


Trips traveled under the office of George Nethercutt

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: ASSESSMENT OF FOOD & MEDICINE SANCTIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,241.17
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: World Trade Center Miami
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON "SELLING FOOD PRODUCTS TO CUBA" AT THE III AMERICAS FOOD & BEVERAGE SHOW
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $433.76
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: DENDREON CORPORATION; TARGETED GENETICS; IMMUNEX
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,779.87
source

Destination: BWI; OSLO, NORWAY; TRONDHEIM, NORWAY; BERGEN, NORWAY; STAVANGER, NORW.
Sponsor: NORWEGIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,200.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: WORLD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURAL SALES TO CUBA
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,546.00
source

Destination: DC-CAIRO AND LUXOR, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Rob Neal.


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.