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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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Trips by*

Jessica Wallace


Total cost of 11 trips: $17,877.15


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: PRESENTATION & SITE VISITS
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,591.02
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: ALTV AND DISNEY
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL; VISIT CEO/PRESIDENT COO
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK ON 2 PANELS
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $640.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,157.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: EDUCATION OR ISSUES FALLING THE CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,033.57
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING STAFF SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,940.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TOUR SBC FACILITIES, MEETINGS WITH PRESIDENT
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,013.45
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT FINDING & SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: May 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,433.02
source

Destination:
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ EXECUTIVES
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,200.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TOUR CES FLOOR, MEETINGS W/ MEMBER COMPANIES
Date: Nov 30, 2002
Expense: $2,082.13
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL
Date: Apr 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,406.81
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jessica Wallace.


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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  • 11.24.14

    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.