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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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CARDIN, BENJAMIN L, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $33,274.57

Average cost per trip - $2,772.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 194 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speak at MetLife education seminar on Pension and Retirement issue
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $497.50
Meal Cost - $229.91
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $727.41

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost - $374.00
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $667.71
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,340.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin -- other include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,796.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,146.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 5, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - speak at The Tax Coalition annual forum
Notes - spouse Myrna Cardin

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $856.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $856.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 18, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Attend conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,759.40
Lodging Cost - $1,696.00
Meal Cost - $1,440.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,895.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Association of Counties
Dates - August 14, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at Maryland Association of Counties' annual conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beth El Congregation
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak to project Mishtacha at Beth El
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $159.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at JFK School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Myrna Cardin accompanied

Travel Cost - $88.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $972.86
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,421.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - attend congressional health policy conference
Notes - spouse, Myrna Cardin, other-none specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $112.00
Total Cost - $1,942.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Kennedy School of Government Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Turnberry Isle, Aventura, FL

Travel Cost - $55.48
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,904.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Baltimore, MD - Lausanne, Switzerland - Baltimore, MD

Travel Cost - $7,103.80
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,503.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maryland Assn of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ocean City, MD

Purpose - Speak at annual meeting
Notes - Baltimore - Ocean City - Baltimore

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.00

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.