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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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  • 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.
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    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.

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Trips by*

Michael Thompson


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,277.58


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Enzi

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: America's Community Bankers
Purpose: SPEAK ON THE LEGISLATIVE PANEL FOR THE AMERICA'S COMMUNITY BANKERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,620.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: UBS AG Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $797.85
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON A PANEL FOR A LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,206.28
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Oct 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,181.72
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH/PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,711.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Vito Fossella

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,119.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION, NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,503.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $370.25
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,768.48
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Michael 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.

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.