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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Adam Peterman


Total cost of 9 trips: $37,742.50


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Ramstad

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND ACADEMICS
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,800.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.50
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY
Sponsor: US-Panama Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,558.75
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR AND PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,248.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF MISSION TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,896.25
source

Destination: IZMIR, TURKEY-ANKARA, TURKEY-ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,222.00
source

Destination: THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRADE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $5,103.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS-PARIS
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL INTERACTION REGARDING U.S.-EU RELATIONS
Date: May 28, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,629.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-STUTTGART-BRUSSELS-AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Alliance to Save Energy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $3,440.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Adam Peterman.


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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    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.
  • 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.