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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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BLACKBURN, MARSHA W, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $24,366.70

Average cost per trip - $1,740.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 266 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Washington County Republican Party
Dates - May 9, 2003 - May 9, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, TN

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Washington County Republican Party annual Lincoln Day dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,513.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,513.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Walton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association annual conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn accompanied. Other costs are tolls

Travel Cost - $742.27
Lodging Cost - $388.02
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $4.00
Total Cost - $1,134.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Was a guest speaker at the NFWL annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost - $209.00
Meal Cost - $18.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - other costs were audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $126.03
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $442.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican National Committee
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressman was invited to speak at an RNC event
Notes - Blackburn didn't sign original, so this was amendment, meals incl

Travel Cost - $505.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Futures Industry Conference
Dates - March 19, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote panelist for the conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn - other costs was rental car - Charles went from Nashville to Boca Raton to Nashville

Travel Cost - $2,754.50
Lodging Cost - $1,270.08
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $174.75
Total Cost - $4,199.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club of Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Speaking at the Club for Growth Annual Conference
Notes - Congressman: Washington, DC - Ft Myers, FL / Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Charles Blackburn: Nashville, TN - Tampa, FL, Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Personal Expense 3/13

Travel Cost - $1,359.40
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,934.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Assn
Dates - April 2, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Oakland, CA

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Washington, DC Charles Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Nashville, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,019.39
Lodging Cost - $763.80
Meal Cost - $313.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,096.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Gas Assn
Dates - June 29, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Educational, keynote speaking at the conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Jacksonville, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $673.00
Lodging Cost - $303.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,076.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking to Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Memphis, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $938.60
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,328.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Excalibur Classic Inc
Dates - April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Guest speaking at a fundraiser for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Duke University Children's Hospital
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC Mary Morgan Ketchel - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $800.60
Lodging Cost - $705.00
Meal Cost - $280.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - August 22, 2005 - August 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Speaking, Giving keynote address to annual conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Aspen, CO - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $749.39
Lodging Cost - $374.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $1,723.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Delivering keynote address at ERA's annual convention
Notes - Nashville, TN - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,303.80
Lodging Cost - $274.78
Meal Cost - $269.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,848.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - FreedomWorks
Dates - October 11, 2005 - October 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Annual Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlottesville, VA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $1,287.30
Lodging Cost - $354.00
Meal Cost - $145.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.39

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.