The Pond's Dance Program

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ER was a guest on the Pond's Dance Program every week between 9 December 1932 and 3 March 1933-- or from shortly after FDR's election until the day before his inauguration. The program aired Friday evenings between 9:30 and 10:00 pm on the NBC Red network. The ERPP has been unable to find audio recordings of this program, but has recovered scripts of ER's contributions and hopes to make these available soon. The program existed before ER's appearances and continued after, so the episode numbers provided here do not apply to the program as a whole.

  • Episode 1: December 9, 1932. ER discusses the problems young women face in the 1930s. 

  • Episode 2: December 16, 1932. ER talks about finishing schools, social debuts, and young women. 

  • Episode 3: December 23, 1932. ER talks about chaperones. 

  • Episode 4: December 30, 1933. ER discusses marriage. 

  • Episode 5: January 6, 1933. ER talks about parenting of infants. 

  • Episode 6: January 13, 1933. ER discusses school-aged children.

  • Episode 7: January 20, 1933. ER discuses women as home-makers and in the paid workforce.

  • Episode 8: January 27, 1933. ER discusses a mother's role in her children's marriages. 

  • Episode 9: February 3, 1933. ER describes women's responsibilities as citizens. 

  • Episode 10: February 10, 1933. ER talks about the life of government officials in Washington, DC.

  • Episode 11: February 17, 1933. ER describes the mail she received as the wife of a governor. 

  • Episode 12: February 24, 1933. ER talks about married women who work for wages.

  • Episode 13: March 3, 1933. ER gives her closing speech as a special guest.