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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*

Jack Silzel


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,210.58


Trips traveled under the office of Cathy Mcmorris

Destination: GEG
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR TO EXAMINE FOREST & WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jun 1, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $1,064.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND, CA
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: STUDY & TOUR VARIOUS PLANTS & AREAS RELATED TO ISSUE CONCERNS OF MEMBERS OF FPA
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,628.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: PNGC Power
Purpose: STUDY ENERGY ISSUES IN PNW
Date: Aug 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of George Nethercutt

Destination:
Sponsor: American Emu Association
Purpose: ATTEND AEA ANNUAL MEETING TO GIVE PRESENTATION
Date: Jun 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: TOUR HANFORD FACILITY AT RICHLAND, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose:
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $195.00
source

Destination: AGRICULTURE TOUR
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING & BRIEFING TOUR
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $515.68
source

Destination: ATTEND BRIEFING IN NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: BRIEFING
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: WA, DC-BOSTON-VISIT WYETH, MILLENIUM, & GENZYME
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: BRIEFING & FACT FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,507.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jack Silzel.


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.