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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*

Anthony Reed


Total cost of 12 trips: $20,332.45


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: KANSAS CITY
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $650.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE ACCENTURE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,125.33
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $617.30
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $577.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Railway Supply Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,334.17
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (NAT'L), CHICAGO, IL (MIDWAY), GLENDALE HEIGHTS, IL, NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS, LISLE, IL, YORKVILLE, IL, BOLLINGBROOK, IL, ARGO, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PRODUCES, & ILLINOIS BEEF ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $731.59
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

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

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,588.00
source

Destination: OAHU, HI
Sponsor: Ag Biotech Planning Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,709.21
source

Destination: LAX, LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $2,040.88
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,016.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Anthony Reed.


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.