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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*

Dwayne Bolton


Total cost of 9 trips: $12,887.91


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Rogers

Destination: DAYTONA/ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN THE IMPACT OF MOTOR SPORTS ON THE ECONOMY AND TAX AND ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS TO THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $877.40
source

Destination: WINNIPEG TO COLGORY
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL & TRADE TOUR
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,912.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,885.00
source

Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Enterprise Foundation
Purpose: TO VIEW HOUSING & COMMUNITIES DEVELOPMENT IN NEW YORK CITY IN CHINATOWN, BRONX & HARLEM
Date: Aug 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $582.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL TO WETUMPHA, AL TO ALEXANDER CITY, AL - SAN PEDRO HONDURAS - BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: Russell Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT RUSSELL CORPORATION'S TEXTILE OPERATIONS
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,452.88
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY (AL), DOTHAN, COVINGTON CO., ANDALUSIA BALDWIN, ROBERTSDALE, GULF SHORES, MOBILE
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL FACT-FINDING TOUR IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE & THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $783.33
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM
Sponsor: Healthsouth Corporation
Purpose: TO HELP STAFF TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF MEDICARE
Date: Aug 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $493.18
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dwayne Bolton.


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.