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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*

Jennifer Thompson


Total cost of 7 trips: $34,223.54


Trips traveled under the office of Robin Hayes

Destination:
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $2,171.56
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE AND DEFENSE ISSUES BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND THE U.S.
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,953.89
source

Destination: STOCKHOLM SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAAB'S DEFENSE SYSTEMS AND WAYS TO FURTHER INCREASE US-SWEDISH COOPERATION IN NATIONAL SECURITY MATTERS, INCLUDING STRENGTHENING FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE US
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,583.09
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Hanseatic Institute Inc
Purpose: TO LOOK AT THE US MILITARY PRESENCE IN GERMANY, VISIT WOUNDED SOLDIERS AT LANDSTUHL, LOOK AT EXPANSION OF RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE AND DISCUSS DOD PLANS TO REALIGN US MILITARY PRESENCE IN GERMANY
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EXPLORE AND LEARN ABOUT THE US-MOROCCO RELATIONSHIP THE PROCESS OF POLITICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORM IN MOROCCO AND THE DISPUTE OVER WESTERN SAHARA
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Thune

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,900.00
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $8,040.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jennifer Thompson.


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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    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.