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(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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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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BUYER, STEVE, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $25,171.83

Average cost per trip - $2,796.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 258 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Dates - August 21, 2001 - August 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement at 102nd National Convention
Notes - Airfare is between IND - MKC (or E) - IND

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost - $113.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Futures Industry Association's 26th Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,438.43
Lodging Cost - $1,493.99
Meal Cost - $186.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,119.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Guidant Corporation
Dates - February 4, 2002 - February 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - speak to a hospital CEO forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $42.00
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $561.00
Lodging Cost - $249.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Learn about new technology at annual trade show, including Indian companies such as Thompson Consumer Electronics. Official part of trip was paid for by House Energy and Commerce Committee and is not reflected in the amounts below.
Notes - spouse, Joni Buyer

Travel Cost - $620.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,296.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA - Santa Fe, NM - San Diego, CA

Purpose - learn about the challenges facing railroad industry and participated in a panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,104.80
Lodging Cost - $323.77
Meal Cost - $142.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,570.83

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - learn about railroad industry and participate in legislative conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,498.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Indianapolis - Miami - Indianapolis This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Parliamentary exchange with Members of the German Bundestag with Members of Congress
Notes - Indianapolis, IN - Berlin / Berlin - Munich / Munich - Washington, DC (SB) and Munich - Indianapolis, IN (JB) Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,852.40
Lodging Cost - $1,926.00
Meal Cost - $401.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,179.44

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.