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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*

Lawrence Willcox


Total cost of 17 trips: $51,082.59


Trips traveled under the office of Sam Johnson

Destination: PALO AITO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,709.90
source

Destination: ARGENTINA
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TAX TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $8,420.00
source

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS & SPEECHES & PANEL CONTRIBUTIONS
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, BRUSSELS, PARIS
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP WITH TAX & TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Date: May 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,834.00
source

Destination: TRIP TO THE HOMESTEAD IN HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $955.78
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; RENO, NV; LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: International Game Technology
Purpose: TO PROVIDE INSIGHT INTO GAMING AND MANUFACTURING-RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Nov 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,437.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOR INSIGHT INTO NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIAN TAX SYSTEMS
Date: Dec 8, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $7,800.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jon Kyl

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON BOND MARKETS
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $457.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN & KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO MEET WITH JAPANESE LEGISLATORS AND POLICYMAKERS WORKERS TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO JAPANESE POLICYMAKING PROCESS, POLITICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC TRENDS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $896.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $453.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR; SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,963.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA (GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE/NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING (PENSION CONFERENCE)
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (GREENBRIER), WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $820.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lawrence Willcox.


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.
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    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.