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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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(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 by*

John Dusik


Total cost of 8 trips: $10,534.49


Trips traveled under the office of Jerry Weller

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BEST PRACTICES IN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES, AND OTHER ISSUES OF CONCERN, RE: E-COMMERCE
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $569.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: University of Chicago
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SYSTEM
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $501.33
source

Destination: AUSTIN-DALLAS
Sponsor: APPLIED MATERIAL CO, DELL, HPCOMP. INTEL CORP SOLECTRON CORP. TEXAS INST.
Purpose: TO SEC FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING SECTOR. - VISITS TO CORPS HELPED ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.84
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT THE HEADQUARTERS AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITY OF MEDCO'S OPERATION ON THE EAST COAST, TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PBM BUSINESS AND THE PBM INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE.
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,388.65
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: National Association of Manufacturers
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND, THE INNER WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING. ILLUSTRATE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING COMMUNITY ON ECONOMY & WORKFORCE, DISCUSS HOW FEDERAL POLICIES AFFECT MANUF. SECTOR
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.93
source

Destination: BEIJING, URUMXI, SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: TO GAIN A THOROUGH UNDERSTANDING OF VARIOUS POLICY AREAS AS THEY RELATE TO U.S./CHINA RELATIONS ESPECIALLY AS IT RELATES TO TRADE. MANUFACTURING, MONETARY POLICY, FOREIGN RELATIONS, AND OVERSEAS INVESTMENT.
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,690.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: ROCHE CHEMICALS/MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE A LIVE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT VIA LATHROSCOPIC SURGERY AND LEARN * THE STATE OF THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT COMMUNITY IN GENERAL, AT THE UNIVERSITY INSPECIFIC
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $715.77
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE
Sponsor: NAM/PEPSICO/BAXTER/USG/SMURFIT-STORE CATERPILLAR/QUALITY FLOATWORKS/SIGNADE/BOEING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE, FIRST HAND, THE INTRICACIES OF THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON THE U.S. ECONOMY, POLICY DISCUSSIONS ON MANUFACTURING
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Dusik.


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

  • 11.17.14

    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.