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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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    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*

Trinita Brown


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,674.05


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE, NANTES, FRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AIRBUS INDUSTRIES FEDERAL EXPRESS (SMALL PART)
Purpose: TO VISIT AIRBUS FACTORIES & FEDEX HUB & PARTS AIRPORT
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,371.69
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIAL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE US-TAIWAN RELATIONSHIP.
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $770.00
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: OF UDVAR-HAZY CENTER
Date: Nov 14, 2003
Expense: $75.00
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA, NEW DELHI, INDIA & AGRA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO MEET GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS IN INDIA
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,330.36
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PORT SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED JOINT US-SINGAPORE ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,500.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY & BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF MALAYSIA AND THE REGION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,035.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Trinita Brown.


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.