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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*

J J Piskadlo


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,484.97


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORPORATION AND MICROSOFT AT THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,913.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Davis

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & BRASILIA, RIO - BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,880.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.96
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELIGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,520.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: AIRDRIE STUD, BURLEY LEAF TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BURLEY STABILIZATION CORPORATION, BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL FOR BURLEY TOBACCO, INC., DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, FA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS NGOS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J J Piskadlo.


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.