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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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Trips by*

Gail Ravnitzky


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,956.46


Trips traveled under the office of Carolyn Maloney

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: GLAXO, WYETH-AYERST, CYTYC, HUMANA, WEB MD, AND THE SOCIETY FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN WOMEN'S HEALTH PROGRAMS AND MEET WITH HEALTH CARE LEADERS AND EXPERTS TO DISCUSS WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES.
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $574.72
source

Destination: TOUR NYU DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL AND MEET WITH HOSPITAL LEADERS
Sponsor: NYU Downtown Hospital
Purpose: VISIT EMERGENCY ROOM FACILITIES THAT ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR AND RENOVATION
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Expense: $448.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Adam Schiff

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,985.53
source

Destination: MICROSOFT CAMPUS VISIT, MEETINGS, BRIEFINGS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-LEARN ABOUT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, PRIVACY, SECURITY, AND OTHER ISSUES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,006.21
source

Destination: DC TO PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES AND LEARN ABOUT ISSUE PERSPECTIVES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $545.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ABOUT ISSUES OF THE DAY (FREE MARKET APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE, HOMELAND SECURITY, JOBS, ETC.)
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $694.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, PIRACY, AND CONTENT ISSUES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,955.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FOR A ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY, ECONOMIC POLICY, OVERSIGHT, NATIONAL SECURITY, AND OTHERS
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $748.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Gail Ravnitzky.


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.