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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*

Ashley Musselman


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,127.19


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Lipinski

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Purpose: TO TOUR COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO'S L.A. PROGRAM AND MEET WITH PRODUCTION EXECS RE RUNAWAY PRODUCTION (THE LOSS OF U.S. PRODUCTION JOBS TO OVERSEAS)
Date: Feb 26, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,073.97
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: ECONOMIC FACT-FINDING SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Lipinski

Destination: TEMPE AND MESA, ARIZONA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES AND PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF COURSE ON ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; FRANFURT (ODER), GERMANY; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT GERMAN POLITICS, GERMAN IMMIGRATION & ANTI-TERRORISM, BORDER & SECURITY, & TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,196.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: FREIGHT RAIL OPERATIONS
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,893.16
source

Destination: CHESTER & MANCHESTER, ENGLAND; CUMBRIA, ENGLAND, SELLAFIELD, AND LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IN GB AND SERVICES THEY CAN PROVIDE TO U.S VIEWING NUCLEAR TRANSPORT VESSELS
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,241.19
source

Destination: BOISE, ID-HELL'S CANYON, ID/OR
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE SNAKE RIVER TO VIEW SPAWNING GROUNDS WHERE SALMON CAN BE RESTORED. LEARNED ABOUT FED 7 RECOVERY EFFORTS STUDIED SALMON LIFECYCLE & ECONOMIES DEPENDANT ON SALMON & STEELHEAD
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $794.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ashley Musselman.


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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  • 11.10.14

    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.