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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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CANNON, CHRISTOPHER B, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $6,078.69

Average cost per trip - $1,013.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 485 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Western Watch Foundation
Dates - June 28, 2002 - June 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - public lands conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,370.50
Lodging Cost - $172.22
Meal Cost - $141.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,683.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
Dates - February 24, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities' 2005 Annual Conference
Notes - SLC, UT - Seattle, WA

Travel Cost - $143.20
Lodging Cost - $137.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - US-Mexico Futures Forum meeting. The Futures Forum is an unique network of leading political and social actors, who think about the issues facing bother countries
Notes - Seattle, WA (was speaking at a conference) - Morelia, Mexico - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $872.67
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $309.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,844.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - PacifiCorp
Dates - August 23, 2004 - August 23, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rock Springs, WY

Purpose - To visit and tour the Bridger Mine
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - Rock Springs, WY - Salt Lake City, UT

Travel Cost - $667.34
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $57.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the New West
Dates - April 3, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Participated in Roundtable & conference
Notes - Salt Lake City, UT - San Diego, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Foods Assn
Dates - July 16, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Mr. Cannon gave the keynote address at NNFA's Annual Trade show on Saturday, July 17, 2004
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.00

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.