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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*

John Mcmanus


Total cost of 12 trips: $14,428.11


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES AND FIRST UNION
Purpose: HEALTHCARE MEETINGS
Date: Jan 28, 2000
Expense: $524.80
source

Destination: BWI - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Caremark Rx Inc
Purpose: SPEECH TO HIAA ANNUAL CONVENTION ON HR 4680
Date: Oct 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,269.52
source

Destination: GENENTECH, UC BERKELY, CHIRON, VAR GEN
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIO TECH INDUSTRY & ACADEMIA
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,007.00
source

Destination: MERCATUS CENTER CONFERENCE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: TOUR GAMBO, MEET WITH COLORADO MEDICAL SOCIETY & COLORADO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Sponsor: GAMBO PAID FOR AIRLINE, REP MC INNIS PAID FOR LODGING
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES CONFRONTING BUILD AND DOCTORS & LEARN ABOUT GAMBO COMPANY & DEVICE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,052.78
source

Destination: UC IRVINE HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,100.70
source

Destination: TOUR MERCK-MEDCO, MEET W/ EXECUTIVES
Sponsor: Merck & Co
Purpose: UNDERSTAND PBM MAIL ORDER BUSSINESS BETTER
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,340.68
source

Destination: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: TO PLAN AND DISCUSS THE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: VISITED HOSPITALS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: HLC, CIGNA, MERCK, NY-PRESBYTERIAN, AND PFIZER
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE SITUATION OF HOSPITALS DUE TO THEIR FUNDING.
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.27
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FT. LAUDERDALE AND MIAMI
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES AT THE ADVAMED ANNUAL MEETING. TOURED THE MIAMI CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,792.69
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS AND THE PUERTO RICO HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO INTRODUCE CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TO MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING HOSPITALS THAT OPERATE IN PUERTO RICO.
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,262.67
source

Destination: MARRIOTT INNER HARBOR HOTEL, BALTIMORE
Sponsor: CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION & ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM
Purpose: SPEAKER
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $234.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named John Mcmanus.


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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.