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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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(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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CANTOR, ERIC, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $30,945.91

Average cost per trip - $2,063.06
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 213 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Study Committee
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational - seminars/briefing
Notes - Transportation cost is for one day of parking

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $39.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other cost not specified

Travel Cost - $3,466.10
Lodging Cost - $1,011.89
Meal Cost - $695.65
Other Cost - $493.00
Total Cost - $5,666.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Spouse Diana Cantor and children Michael, Jenna and Evan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speak at a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,282.00
Lodging Cost - $216.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,553.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Financial Services Roundtable
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to Financial Services Roundtable conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,022.50
Lodging Cost - $400.03
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,422.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $3,412.91
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $5,632.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech on foreign affairs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $375.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Diana and three children accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 6, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $739.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $355.00
Total Cost - $1,214.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at AIPAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,797.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,797.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - house leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to their Legislative Liaison Advisory Conference
Notes - Richmond, VA - Naples, FL - Richmond, VA

Travel Cost - $950.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - ELC Retreat
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2005 - August 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Israel - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,676.06
Lodging Cost - $1,631.00
Meal Cost - $624.24
Other Cost - $34.12
Total Cost - $6,965.42

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

  • 11.24.14

    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.