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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*

Marie Wheat


Total cost of 7 trips: $8,630.61


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Demint

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO ANALYZING PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $459.50
source

Destination: PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, CABLE & WIRELESS USA,LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, INC., MICROSOFT CORPORATION, NETWORK SOLUTIONS, INC., AND WINSTAR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Purpose: THE SECOND ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $516.33
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO CURRENT PUBLIC POLICY
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: ATTENDING SEMINAR, EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,770.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO LEARN COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO ANALYZING LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $469.00
source

Destination: W.VA.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEFS OF STAFF MTG
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Herbert Quandt BMW Foundation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT U.S.-GERMAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,280.78
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Marie Wheat.


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.
  • 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.