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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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Trips by*

Sally Lovejoy


Total cost of 12 trips: $20,026.36


Trips traveled under the office of John Boehner

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $625.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NEW AMERICAN SCHOOLS
Purpose: TO VISIT SCHOOLS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA
Date: Feb 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,211.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: TO VISIT ALASKA SCHOOLS
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,591.50
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: University of Phoenix
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT FINDING MEETING ON HIGHER ED ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose:
Date: Feb 1, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS IMPACT AID PROGRAM
Date: Feb 4, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,176.34
source

Destination: DULLES/ORLANDO AIRPORT
Sponsor: National Center for Family Literacy
Purpose: PANEL TO DISCUSS FAMILY LITERACY IN THE HEAD START ACT
Date: Mar 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $984.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC - ORLANDO FLORIDA
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ON IDEA
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $604.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA/SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Wachovia Bank
Purpose: TO DISCUSS STUDENT AID ISSUES FACING THE 109TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO FOCUS ON ISSUES RELATED TO INSTRUCTION AND TEACHER QUALITY
Date: Aug 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,545.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO FLA
Sponsor: Education Leaders Council
Purpose: DISCUSSION ON ACHIEVEMENT PROCESS OF NCLB
Date: Dec 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $655.60
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Goodling

Destination: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA
Sponsor: Center for Civic Education
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 4TH ANNUAL SUMMER SEMINAR OF CIVITAS: AN INTERNATIONAL CIVIC ED. EXCHANGE PROG. TO ENABLE BOTH INTERNATIONAL US PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ED. PROG. TO SHARE BEST PRACTICES IN CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Date: May 25, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,709.92
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sally Lovejoy.


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

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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

    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.