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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)

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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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Trips by*

William Smith


Total cost of 9 trips: $29,348.73


Trips traveled under the office of Harold Rogers

Destination: ELKO, NV & SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Gold Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON MINING INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,676.72
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TOUR OF GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES, AND BRIEFINGS ON THEIR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO U.S. ENERGY & DEFENSE POLICY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: BLUEGRASS AGRICULTURAL TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: TOKYO, KYOTO, HIROSHIMA
Sponsor: Japan
Purpose: TO ENHANCE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF FOREIGN POLICY, TRADE & OTHER ISSUES RELATING TO U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,760.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: STATE/FEDERAL DELEGATION PARTICIPATING IN MEETINGS W/ ITALIAN GOVERNMENT CIVIC LEADERS
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,836.68
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTENDED AAAE'S ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $187.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $822.41
source

Destination: LIHUE, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2004 AVIATION ISSUES LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,554.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Smith.


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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    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

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  • 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.