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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 sponsored by

University of Illinois


Total cost of 9 trips: $11,666.55


Traveler: Anne Marie Murphy (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-CHICAGO
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $934.43
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Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: ORD
Purpose: ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR, REUNION WEEKEND 2000 GALA
Date: Sep 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,371.00
source

Traveler: Adam Magary (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM/SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $807.43
source

Traveler: Jennifer Myers (from the office of Ray Lahood)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: UIC - PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,013.43
source

Traveler: Michelle Yahng (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: EDUCATION OF MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,009.43
source

Traveler: Joseph Leventhal (from the office of Timothy Johnson)
Destination: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $851.93
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE CONVOCATION SPEECH
Date: May 4, 2001
Expense: $0.00
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Traveler: Paul Sarbanes (from the office of Paul Sarbanes)
Destination: CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE PAUL DOUGLAS LECTURE
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Expense: $2,199.00
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Traveler: Bernard Sanders (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: NEW YORK - CHAMPAIGN, IL - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEAKER, MEDIA REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $479.90
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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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  • 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.