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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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BONIOR, DAVID, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 20
Total cost of trips - $28,770.55

Average cost per trip - $1,438.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 226 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior

Travel Cost - $951.26
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $664.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,914.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Boston, MA - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $479.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $479.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Muslim American Youth Association
Dates - December 22, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Speakers at conference were given complimentary rooms

Travel Cost - $1,404.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonoir

Travel Cost - $824.00
Lodging Cost - $601.92
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - firefighters paid for airfare, letter carriers for hotel

Travel Cost - $372.00
Lodging Cost - $192.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $564.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagements
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior -- AFL-CIO paid for one nights lodging for member an spouse

Travel Cost - $1,149.00
Lodging Cost - $1,335.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,554.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - October 12, 2000 - October 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Peace in South Asia, India Kashmir, Pakistan Anant Education and Rural Development Foundation
Dates - April 21, 2000 - April 27, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Pakistan - India - Kashmir

Purpose - Education fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judy Bonior -- helicopter transport within Pakistan-Islamabad to Muzaffarabad to Islamabad because time did not allow for travel by road and no commercial flight

Travel Cost - $9,270.00
Lodging Cost - $595.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $10,265.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination League, New Jersey Chapter
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Teaneck, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Room was complimentary to sponsor

Travel Cost - $399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dates - June 28, 2001 - June 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,447.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,447.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.75
Lodging Cost - $232.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $57.00
Total Cost - $715.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.50
Lodging Cost - $453.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,568.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $258.11
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $258.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $259.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Union of Operating Engineers
Dates - April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $168.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $168.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers Idaho Region
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Onaway, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $270.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Dates - July 7, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $509.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $509.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pakistani Association of North America
Dates - June 20, 2002 - June 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $225.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - June 3, 2002 - June 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.10
Lodging Cost - $101.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $526.60

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.

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    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.
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    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.