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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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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*

Sally Brown-Shaklee


Total cost of 4 trips: $6,681.00


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Durbin

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: DEL MONTE FOODS, NESTLE USA, INC., KRAFT FOODS, UNILEVER UNITED STATES, INC.
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON FOOD SAFETY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND OTHER ISSUES BY LEADING SCIENTIFIC AND PUBLIC POLICY EXPERTS. TOURS OF A NUMBER OF FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES, INCLUDING UNILEVER, DEL MONTE FOODS, NABISCO, AND NESTLE
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: HUNT VALLEY, MD; HERSHEY, LANCASTER & DENVER, PA
Sponsor: CAMPBELL SOUP, HERSHEY, KELLOGG'S, MCCORMICK SPICE
Purpose: TOURS OF FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS TO STUDY FOOD SAFETY & SECURITY
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $425.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO LEARN ABOUT TAIWAN'S PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Date: Dec 8, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,000.00
source

Destination: BROCKPORT, NY
Sponsor: SUNY Brockport
Purpose: CLASS LECTURES TO POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES STUDENTS; QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB
Date: Mar 23, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $160.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sally Brown-Shaklee.


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.