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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*

Yelberton Watkins


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,352.00


Trips traveled under the office of James Clyburn

Destination: CASABLANCA, RABAT, MARRAKECH IN MOROCCO AND LAAYOUNE IN WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: TO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT ALONG WITH OFFICIALS IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE SECTORS TO DISCUSS MUTUAL U.S.-MOROCCO ISSUES
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,757.08
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/BELL ATLANTIC/HUMPTY DUMPTY INST.
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.09
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $766.64
source

Destination: NETHERLANDS/(AMSTERDAM)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF NUCLEAR FACILITIES (INCLUDING URANIUM ENRICHMENT)
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,504.57
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUB
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE-DISCUSSION OF DR-CAFTA REGULATORY & POLICY
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO AL CIVIL RIGHTS MONUMENTS AND SITES, BRIEFINGS, DISCUSSIONS, TOURS
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $863.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES-IMPLICATIONS, PROPOSALS FOR REWRITE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1996
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,023.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S NATIONAL SHOW, MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES, DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,586.90
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: ATTEND POLICY SUMMIT. PARTICIPATE ON PANEL, DISCUSS COMMUNICATIONS ISSUES, INTERFACE WITH MANUFACTURES AND SUPPLIERS OF COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $528.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION CAFTA, AND TRADE BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION, DISCUSS ISSUES WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES AND DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY OF SC
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $272.86
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Yelberton Watkins.


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.