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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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Office of

Jerry Weller


Total cost of 67 office trips: $130,198.65


Trips by Jerry Weller
Total cost of congressperson's 30 trips: $57,771.22

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Association of Convenience Stores
Purpose: SPEAK AT NACS'S ANNUAL TRADE SHOW
Date: Oct 3, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $258.05
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Entertainment Industry Development Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONGRESSIONAL FORUM
Date: Jan 19, 2000
Expense: $755.59
source

Destination: KEY WEST, FL
Sponsor: Association Of Imaging Technology And Sound
Purpose: SPEAK AT I.T.S. PRESIDENT'S RETREAT
Date: Jan 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $953.33
source

Destination: KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,881.77
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT / LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: SPEAK AT SUMMIT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,073.05
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-EUROPEAN INTERNET & E-COMMERCE SESSION
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,584.30
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Ernst & Young LLP
Purpose: SPEAK TO BUSINESS CEOS
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $4,249.86
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO BWI
Sponsor: Digital System Resources Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Nov 13, 2000
Expense: $330.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO GROUP
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,615.50
source

Destination: SILICON VALLEY
Sponsor: HEWLETT PACKARD/INTUIT/AGILEUR/ORACLE
Purpose: INTRODUCTION TO THE HIGH TECH INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: GAIN AN OVERVIEW OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,118.26
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,298.80
source

Destination: JACKSON NOLL, WYOMING
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.25
source

Destination: CHICAGO TO ASPEN, CO TO WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: TO MODERATE A PANEL/SPEECH
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,179.72
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PRIVACY SUMMIT
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $137.91
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAKING TO INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $891.50
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,510.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jun 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $514.49
source

Destination: CHICAGO TO TAMPA
Sponsor: PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THEIR NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $646.39
source

Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE & CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO BE A PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,229.81
source

Destination: WDC TO KEY BISCAYNE, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: SPEAK AT NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,334.40
source

Destination: COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Sponsor: Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE: TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,212.23
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: PUERTO RICO BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: TAX & TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,424.65
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-CHICAGO (ONLY THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO CHICAGO PORTION WAS PAID FOR AT THE SPONSOR'S EXPENSE)
Sponsor: THE DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION OF FREE ZONE INDUSTRIES AND THE NATIONAL FREE ZONE COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO LEARN ABOUT TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ISSUES BETWEEN THE US AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,137.54
source

Destination: CHICAGO-ATLANTIC CITY
Sponsor: Dominican-American National Roundtable
Purpose: OFFER REMARKS ON ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $897.68
source

Destination: ATLANTIC CITY-SAN FRANCISCO-CHICAGO
Sponsor: Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association Inc
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AWARD & ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,346.96
source

Destination: CHICAGO-MEXICO DF-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: International Republican Institute
Purpose: BILATERAL CONSULTATIONS W/ US EMBASSY AND MEETINGS W/ ELECTED LEADERSHIP IN MEXICO
Date: Apr 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,871.41
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Asociacion Dominicana de Zonas Francas
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE PROPOSED DR-US FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Apr 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,060.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONFERENCE DISCUSSION OF 10 YEARS OF PROGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: CONG. WELLER WASHINGTON, DC-MIAMI-CHICAGO MRS. WELLER GUATEMALA CITY-MIAMI-GUATEMALA CITY
Sponsor: NATIONAL COFFEE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: DELIVER FOREIGN POLICY ADDRESS ON COFFEE AND PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,982.47
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerry Weller

Torrey Babson
John Dusik
Benjamin Fallon
Jeanette Forcash
James Hayes
Danielle Hernandez
Debbie Militello
Alan Tennille
Alison Veit
Jeanette Whitener



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.