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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Janice Schakowsky


Total cost of 29 office trips: $79,620.28


Trips by Janice Schakowsky
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $59,326.86

Destination: HONDURAS
Sponsor: Care
Purpose: TO DELIVER CARE PACKAGES FROM CONGRESS
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,507.52
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nevada State Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,329.31
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM FOR WOMAN
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $1,019.38
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE AND PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY PAC
Purpose: SPEECH AND MEETINGS ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES & AGENDA
Date: Mar 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,814.27
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Nation Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $226.61
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Campaign for America's Future
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 20, 2001
Expense: $541.00
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SPEECH
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,916.12
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Democratic Party of Oregon
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $644.04
source

Destination: HAITI
Sponsor: Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,809.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,796.80
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,928.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-FT. WORTH-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: AWARDS DINNER
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $343.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-EL PASO, TX-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: NAFTA TOUR
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,819.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,795.24
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-NEWARK, NJ-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NEW JERSEY CITIZEN ACTION
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2005
Expense: $1,059.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Janice Schakowsky

Nadeam Elshami
Cathy Hurwit
Cathy Huswit
Rameet Kohli
Jon Samuels



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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  • 11.10.14

    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

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    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.