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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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(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*

Mark Walker


Total cost of 8 trips: $37,344.84


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: STAFFING OF SPEECH BY REP. BURTON
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: U.S. ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/MALAYSIA INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE/BI-LATERAL RELATIONS/HI-TECH CORRIDOR MEETINGS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER/FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $7,248.30
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Walker.


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.