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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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BOYD, F ALLEN JR, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $10,245.35

Average cost per trip - $1,463.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 428 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Moneytree, Inc. --Dennis Basford, Moneytree CEO
Dates - June 13, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Alder, MT

Purpose - informative/discussion leader at town hall meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,274.50
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,474.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - informative
Notes -

Travel Cost - $689.00
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,389.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Letter attached: "estimating the lowest first class air travel from Washington to Jacksonville is the responsibility of your office"

Travel Cost - $1,132.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $56.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,247.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - MN - SD

Purpose - Fact finding/agricultural education
Notes - Other costs are for guides and licenses

Travel Cost - $1,211.00
Lodging Cost - $128.40
Meal Cost - $33.00
Other Cost - $965.00
Total Cost - $2,337.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech on FQPA
Notes - Other costs are for parking at hotel

Travel Cost - $210.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $220.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - round table discussions/fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,049.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Electric Co-Op
Dates - August 26, 2004 - August 26, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Featured speaker at AE Co-Op's board mtg. Meet & greet w/ board members in Montgomery (AE & West FL Electric Co-Op members)
Notes - Tallahassee, FL - Montgomery, AL

Travel Cost - $527.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $527.70

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 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.