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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*

Patrice Willoughby


Total cost of 11 trips: $16,018.66


Trips traveled under the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Destination: NEW YORK MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ENERGY FUTURES MARKET
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Petroleum Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP OF BRIEFINGS AND TOURS TO EXAMINE THE OIL AND NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY, EXPLORATION, REFINING, PRODUCTION OF NATURAL GAS AND OIL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jun 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,968.00
source

Destination: BRONX JOB CORPS, NY, NY, EDISON JOB CORPS, EDISON, NJ
Sponsor: National Job Corps Association
Purpose: BRIEFING ON JOB CORPS
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $585.96
source

Destination: EGYPT (CAIRO, MINIA) ETHIOPIA (ADDIS ABABA, AWASSA, SOUTHERN NATIONS, NATIONALITIES, AND PEOPLE'S REGION)
Sponsor: BASIC EDUCATION COALITION: ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SAVE THE CHILDREN, CARE, WORLD LEARNING
Purpose: TO EXAMINE BASIC AND GIRL'S EDUCATION. A FOUR PAGE REPORT IS ATTACHED
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,425.57
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATION CONCERNING THE ROLE OF ACTUARIES, TERRORISM INSURANCE COVERAGE, AND ASSESSING RISK IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: CLEVELAND
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: OHIO STATEWIDE HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $443.13
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE ROLE OF ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES IN THE ENERGY MARKET, POWER PRODUCTION AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT TITLED "FREEDOM TO PROSPER" SESSIONS CONCERNED ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND THE EFFECT OF REGULATION ON MARKETS
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY - UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Federation for World Peace
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SYMPOSIUM ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONGRESS AND THE UNITED NATIONS, AND UN REFORM
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $511.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Philadelphia - Wash, DC
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: Chief of Staff Retreat, Policy discussions regarding applications of economical priciples
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $395.00
source

Destination: Wash, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Wash DC
Sponsor: George Mason University and Gilette Corporation
Purpose: Policy discussions on free markets, tax policy and causes of disparte test scores between Minority and Majority students
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,144.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Patrice Willoughby.


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.