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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*

Jennifer Stewart


Total cost of 9 trips: $32,179.36


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: LIMA, OHIO
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: TRIP TO THE JOINT SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING CENTER IN LIMA, OHIO TO LEARN ABOUT THE ONLY GOVERNMENT OWNED - CONTRACTOR OPERATED FACILITY PRODUCING COMBAT LAND SYSTEMS
Date: Jul 12, 2004
Expense: $682.24
source

Destination: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF STUDY TOUR OF THE BALKANS, INCLUDING SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, AND MONTENEGRO
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,780.15
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: FACT-FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS NORTH AMERICA FLIGHT TRAINING CENTER
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,158.28
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO DISCUSS US-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, TRADE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORM IN MOROCCO, AND THE WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson

Destination: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION/BAYLOR HOSPITAL VISIT
Sponsor: American Hospital Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,520.08
source


Trips traveled under the office of Gregory Meeks

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT.
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN TRADE MINISTERIAL
Date: May 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.80
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: III BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE AT THE XXXIV OAS GEN. ASSEMBLY
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,638.04
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: European Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Dec 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $12,141.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Stewart.


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.