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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Maureen Zilly


Total cost of 7 trips: $10,347.58


Trips traveled under the office of John Shimkus

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: ADVAMED, BOSTON SCIENTIFIC, & 3M
Purpose: LESS. INVASIVE MEDICINE: ADVANCES IN CARDIOVASCULAR & NEUROVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,093.50
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: BIOTECHNOLOGY (HEALTHCARE RELATED) FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,315.75
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: ROCHE PHARMACEUTICALS & MUSC (MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON ORGAN TRANSPLANT ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $671.89
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Boston Scientific Corporation
Purpose: TO ATTEND A BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SPONSORED 3 DAY CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR TO MIAMI, FL FOCUSING ON LESS INVASIVE MEDICINE & ADVANCES IN ENDOSURGICAL CARDIOVASCULAR INTERVENTIONS
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL DEVICE ISSUES
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,014.69
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Marrow Donor Program
Purpose: NATIONAL MARROW DONOR PROGRAM'S CONGRESSIONAL STAFF CORD BLOOD BANK & TRANSPLANT CENTER SITE VISIT
Date: Jul 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $679.58
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Novartis
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PRECEPTORSHIP: "THE VALUE OF INNOVATION FOR ENHANCED PATIENT CARE"
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,672.17
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Maureen Zilly.


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.