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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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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 by*

Jesse Kerns


Total cost of 13 trips: $25,612.05


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: SEMINAR ON MEDICAL DEVICES
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,249.99
source

Destination: MUMBAI, CHENNAI - NEW DELHI, INDIA
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: REVIEW CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, LEARN ABOUT USAID FUNDED HEALTH PROJECTS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (12 days)
Expense: $5,783.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: Healthcare Leadership Council
Purpose: REVIEW HEALTH PROGRAMS
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,891.59
source

Destination: TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT LONG TERM CARE PHARMACY ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $740.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: University of Washington
Purpose: PRESENTATION ON FEDERAL HEALTH REFORM TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BRIEFINGS WITH UW FACULTY, TOUR OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HOSPITAL, MEETING AND TOUR WITH PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL
Date: May 21, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $538.20
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Jun 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,663.19
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT HIV AND HEP B DISEASE AND TREATMENT
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,321.05
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,330.00
source

Destination: LA
Sponsor: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Purpose: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION-A MINI-MEDICAL SCHOOL
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,064.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO STUDY LESS INVASIVE MEDICINE AND ADVANCES IN ENDOSURGICAL AND CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: DaVita Inc
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KIDNEY DISCUSS AND DIALYSIS, MEET EXPERTS IN THE FIELD, VISIT DIALYSIS FACILITIES
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,638.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO CA
Sponsor: Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ASCS, MEET W/SENIOR STAFF, BRIEFINGS ON PAYMENT POLICY AND OUTPATIENT SURGERY
Date: May 5, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,784.07
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Council on Health Care Economics and Policy
Purpose: ATTENT XII PRINCETON CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL HEALTHCARE POLICY, SUBJECT "HOW WILL STATES DAY FOR CARE"
Date: May 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jesse Kerns.


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.