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(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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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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Trips by*

Kirk Boyle


Total cost of 12 trips: $34,189.99


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Armey

Destination: EASTERN CANADA
Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited Inc
Purpose: MIGRATORY BIRD HABITAT TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,504.70
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: RETREAT AT THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: SEOUL, KOREA - ULSAN, KOREA - SEOUL - DMZ - SEOUL
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: OPEN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS WITH KOREAN GOVERNMENT AND CORPORATE LEADERS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $4,784.63
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: AMUSEMENT PARK SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
Date: May 31, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.92
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, HIROSHIMA, KYOTO
Sponsor: Japan
Purpose: MUTUAL CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,760.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TAIWAN EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 31, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,620.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - RIO DE JANEIRO - BRASILIA - SAU PAULO - SALVADOR
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: CONGRESSION STAFF FACT-FINDING MISSION ON TRADE
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $5,140.50
source


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: May 25, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,647.63
source

Destination: LIBERTY ISLAND, NEW YORK
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: HOMELAND SECURITY SURVEY OF UPGRADES AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AS A MODEL FOR OTHER NATIONAL LANDMARKS.
Date: Jul 3, 2003
Expense: $359.61
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kirk Boyle.


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.