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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*

Jeannette Windon


Total cost of 12 trips: $33,249.12


Trips traveled under the office of Mark Kirk

Destination: MOROCCO (RABAT - MARCAKECH - OUARZAZATE) - PARIS (PERSONAL)
Sponsor: POPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL U.S. COMMITTEE FOR U.N.F.P.A.
Purpose: INVESTIGATE FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $7,680.00
source

Destination: ABIDJAN, COTE D'IVOIRE AND OUAGADOUGOU, BURKINA FASO
Sponsor: Global Health Council
Purpose: STUDY HIV/AIDS SITUATION
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $3,172.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: POPULATION RESOURCE CENTER
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD MEETING
Date: Apr 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.05
source

Destination: NEW DELHI & DARMSALA, INDIA; KATMANDU, NEPAL
Sponsor: International Campaign for Tibet
Purpose: INVESTIGATE TIBETAN REFUGEES
Date: Dec 9, 2002 (10 days)
Expense: $3,600.00
source

Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: BANGKOK, THAILAND-MAE SOT, THAILAND-BANGKOK
Sponsor: US CAMPAIGN FOR BURMA/HUMAN RIGHTS ACTION CENTER, AND CHRISTIAN FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SITUATION INSIDE BURMA, REFUGEES FROM BURMA, AND U.S. FUNDED PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT BURMA AND BURMESE
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON U.S. ASSISTANCE TO JORDAN, U.S./JORDAN RELATIONS AND JORDAN'S POLICY IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,912.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Gilead Sciences
Purpose: AN EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON HIV/AIDS AND HEPATITIS B INCLUDING TREATMENTS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ACCESS INITIATIVES AND PATIENT PERSPECTIVES
Date: Aug 11, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,547.00
source

Destination: CAIRO EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: U.S.-EGYPTIAN RELATIONS-MIDDLE EAST POLICY-U.S. ASSISTANCE TO EGYPT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,728.00
source

Destination: RABAT, MOROCCO
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON U.S.-MOROCCAN RELATIONS, AND RECENT REFORMS IN THE REGION
Date: Feb 12, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,515.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of John Porter

Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Sponsor: Mexico Solidarity Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Destination: INDONESIA, EAST TIMOR
Sponsor: East Timor Action Network
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EAST TIMOR REFUGEE CRISIS
Date: Apr 22, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $1,801.75
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jeannette Windon.


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.