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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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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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BALDWIN, TAMMY, Democratic Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $30,264.91

Average cost per trip - $2,328.07
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 219 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lauren Azar

Travel Cost - $949.20
Lodging Cost - $1,285.89
Meal Cost - $765.77
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,040.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign Chicago
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center Inc.
Dates - April 3, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $409.00
Lodging Cost - $152.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $561.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose -
Notes - Meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $541.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,248.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse Lauren Azar -- other costs: $35 jacket, $9.95 tote bag

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost - $1,336.50
Meal Cost - $924.99
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,155.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $179.00
Lodging Cost - $388.30
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Education
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied. Other costs are $35 for jacket, $9.95 for tote bag

Travel Cost - $1,167.00
Lodging Cost - $1,753.00
Meal Cost - $1,167.41
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $4,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are security etc

Travel Cost - $4,112.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,010.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003. Education/member communication.
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Spouse - Lauren Azar - Other expenses: jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $792.84
Lodging Cost - $1,502.32
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,301.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Fact Finding -- Education
Notes - Madison, WI - Aventura, FL - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $1,115.76
Lodging Cost - $1,534.63
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,582.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Panelist: Health Care Panel Discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Detroit, MI - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $714.40
Lodging Cost - $182.85
Meal Cost - $27.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $924.85

Additional family members - No

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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.