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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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(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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Trips by*

Jane Oates


Total cost of 10 trips: $5,036.00


Trips traveled under the office of Edward Kennedy

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ASSO
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN WORKSHOPS ON WIA
Date: Nov 14, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $235.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: WIA IMPLEMENTATION-PARTICIPATION IN CONF
Date: Dec 6, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE OF STATE HIGHER EDUCATION EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (SHEEO)
Date: Aug 16, 2002
Expense: $267.09
source

Destination: CINCINNATI
Sponsor: Center for Occupational Research and Development
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL TECH PREP NETWORK CONFERENCE-ABOUT VOCATIONAL ED/WIA
Date: Oct 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,152.63
source

Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Sponsor: National Urban League
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Northeastern University
Purpose: SPEAK AT NORTHEASTERN CENTER FOR LABOR MARKET SHARES
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $167.50
source

Destination: BOULDER, CO
Sponsor: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON HEA REAUTHORIZATION FOR COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS OF NASULGC
Date: Aug 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $733.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Council for Opportunity in Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON HIGHER EDUCATION ACT (HEA) REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Sep 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $452.00
source

Destination: BOSTON & WORCESTER, MA
Sponsor: NEASC AND WORCESTER POLYTECH INSTITUTE
Purpose: NEW ENGLAND ASSOC. OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ANNUAL MEETING WITH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $388.63
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Purpose: SPEAK ON TITLE II OF HEA REAUTHORIZATION
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $479.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jane Oates.


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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  • 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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.