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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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BROWN, CORRINE, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $59,870.50

Average cost per trip - $2,850.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 75 days
Rank of representative - 93 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Miles Law School
Dates - May 6, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the annual law day banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $306.00
Lodging Cost - $106.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $447.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aviation Safety Alliance
Dates - January 14, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Discuss aviation safety issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.00
Lodging Cost - $807.00
Meal Cost - $116.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding tour of the New York Exchange
Notes - Accompanied by child Shantrel Brown

Travel Cost - $515.14
Lodging Cost - $1,337.04
Meal Cost - $139.06
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,991.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference
Notes - Accompanied by child Shantrel Brown

Travel Cost - $2,836.50
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost - $302.52
Total Cost - $5,014.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Conference to discuss issues relating to trade with the Caribbean and Africa
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $657.30
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,291.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Focus on how technology can be utilized to improve the quality of life in the Congressional District and to empower constituents.
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $880.00
Lodging Cost - $614.10
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,994.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact finding energy summit
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,676.50
Lodging Cost - $1,720.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Airlines, AT&T, Microsoft
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes - Traveled with staff member Yvonne Reed, whose expenses listed on same form - these figures are Member's expenses only.

Travel Cost - $4,203.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,867.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Royal Caribbean International
Dates - November 10, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Overview tour (meetings, demonstrations)
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Participate in conference which will provide overview of the condition of railroads and examine current transportation and policy issues
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,993.00
Lodging Cost - $1,124.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,817.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - to discuss common interests between the members of the CBC, CHC and CAC
Notes - child Shantrel Brown -- lodging includes meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,196.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jacksonville Airport Authority
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Amsterdam, Netherlands - London, England

Purpose - tour the airport baggage hold security system
Notes - other includes communication -- 305.20 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,125.70
Lodging Cost - $904.84
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost - $14.64
Total Cost - $2,203.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - June 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - establish priorities for proactive legislative agenda to expand affordable housing and home ownership opportunities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,414.50
Lodging Cost - $295.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,744.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - address conferees at the meeting and training conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $580.65
Lodging Cost - $535.54
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,201.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jacksonville Port Authority, Marine Division
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - participate in a trade mission to develop business opportunities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $805.50
Lodging Cost - $532.16
Meal Cost - $46.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,383.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Speak at legislative conference on legislative issues before the committee on transportation and infrastructure.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Other costs are for rental car.

Travel Cost - $4,233.00
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $864.00
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $7,731.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Participate in conference with corporate executives, ministers of government etc to explore business and trade opportunities between the US and countries in the Caribbean region.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Lodging costs include meals and drinks and transportation to and from airports

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Other costs are for rental car.

Travel Cost - $1,244.00
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $1,032.00
Other Cost - $178.21
Total Cost - $3,702.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaker at legislative conference to provide overview of the condition of railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues
Notes - child, Shantrel Brown, other -rental car

Travel Cost - $3,610.80
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost - $121.00
Total Cost - $5,429.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at the conference to provide an overview of the condition of the railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues.
Notes - Washington - Orlando - Washington

Travel Cost - $638.40
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,601.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speak at conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials
Notes - New York - West Palm Beach - Ft Lauderdale - Jackson

Travel Cost - $1,181.40
Lodging Cost - $1,036.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,917.40

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

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    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.