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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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    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*

Ramsen Betfarhad


Total cost of 9 trips: $8,831.17


Trips traveled under the office of Thomas Bliley

Destination: VERMONT
Sponsor: Northeast Public Power Association
Purpose: VISIT PUBLIC POWER FACILITIES & NEW ENGLAND ISO
Date: Aug 29, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $587.00
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AT ELECTRICITY DEREG CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,080.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: PARTICPATION PANEL DISCUSSION & CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,596.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE/SANTA CLARA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Public Affairs Group
Purpose: VISIT PRODUCTION FACILITIES & DISCUSS HIGH TECH PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,151.57
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNET GOVERNANCE
Date: Jul 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,319.55
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: ATTEND PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: DC-OMAHA-NEBRASKA
Sponsor: First Data Corporation
Purpose: VISIT FIRST DATA FACILITIES IN OMAHA
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $811.88
source

Destination: D.C. TO YORKTOWN HEIGHTS N.Y. AND HAWTHORNE, N.Y.
Sponsor: IBM Corporation
Purpose: VISIT IBM RESEARCH FACILITIES YORKTOWN HEIGHTS AND HAWTHORNE, N.Y.
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $807.96
source

Destination: DC TO NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA'S WINTER SHOW/CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,292.21
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ramsen Betfarhad.


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.