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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Elizabeth Macdonald


Total cost of 13 trips: $15,794.62


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TOUR OF HYDROELECTRIC RESOURCES
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,952.27
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DEMOCRATIC STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS THAT CHOOSE TO OPERATE IN PUERTO RICO
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,442.30
source

Destination: BALTIMORE CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Sponsor: National Health Policy Forum
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WELFARE PROGRAM IN MARYLAND
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.25
source

Destination: GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OF PHARMACEUTICALS
Date: May 29, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,639.50
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN IRELAND AND THE U.K. AND ITS IMPACT ON MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 14, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $2,821.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: TO DISCUSS INSURANCE RISK AND FEDERAL POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO HEALTH INSURANCE
Date: Dec 13, 2002
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Caremark Rx Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON PHARMACEUTICAL BENEFIT MANAGEMENT AND THE PHARMACY PROGRAM OF THE FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PROGRAM
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,472.35
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: ADVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO DISCUSS MEDICARE, FDA, AND PUBLIC POLICY BARRIER SURROUNDING NEW MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES-ALSO TO VISIT THE MIAMI CARDIAC VASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,025.89
source

Destination: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: St Jude Medical
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND HOW GOVT. REGULATIONS AFFECT THE INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,353.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Alliance for Health Reform
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $119.00
source

Destination: TAMPA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Long Term Care Pharmacy Alliance
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PHARMACY SERVICES PROVIDED TO INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN LONG TERM CARE SETTINGS
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,037.23
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Macdonald.


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.