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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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BONILLA, HENRY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $27,908.16

Average cost per trip - $2,325.68
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 233 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - GMA executive conference
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,332.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,032.13

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Rural Water Association
Dates - March 27, 2002 - March 27, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - award presentation
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,795.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,795.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Crop Insurers
Dates - February 2, 2003 - February 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,360.50
Lodging Cost - $321.25
Meal Cost - $77.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,759.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Motor Manufacturing
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Official event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $944.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $944.00

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
Notes - Spouse Deborah Bonilla accompanied

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AMI
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other-transportation cost include: meals and lodging

Travel Cost - $1,649.58
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,649.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Marketing Institute
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - conference participation
Notes - other-lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $496.70
Lodging Cost - $1,555.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,051.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FMI
Dates - January 21, 2005 - January 23, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Substantial participation
Notes - Washington - Boca Raton, FL - Washington

Travel Cost - $368.70
Lodging Cost - $864.99
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Goldman Sachs
Dates - January 24, 2005 - January 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DCA-LGA-DCA (Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $214.24
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $289.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Daily Show
Dates - August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Notes - San Antonio - NY - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $996.47
Lodging Cost - $178.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,174.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,559.20
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,620.06
Total Cost - $11,200.74

Additional family members - Yes

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.