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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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COLLINS, MICHAEL E, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $14,611.15

Average cost per trip - $2,087.31
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 369 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - October 6, 2001 - October 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental/gasoline

Travel Cost - $2,013.50
Lodging Cost - $675.00
Meal Cost - $404.95
Other Cost - $181.89
Total Cost - $3,275.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Overview of the railroads and transport policy issues
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,082.00
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $380.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $5,122.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak to CEOs and VPs on W & M issues, energy tax etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $716.00
Lodging Cost - $770.00
Meal Cost - $306.00
Other Cost - $105.00
Total Cost - $1,897.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Biloxi, MS

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to and from airport in Biloxi

Travel Cost - $570.00
Lodging Cost - $137.50
Meal Cost - $144.00
Other Cost - $132.00
Total Cost - $983.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Conservation District Supervisors
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pine Mountain, GA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual association meeting
Notes - Other costs are for registration and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Employers' Associati
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Cost is all-inclusive - hotel, meals and gratuity - with roughly 20% of total incurred by Mrs Collins.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $448.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $448.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Overview of the condition of railroads - transport policy issues also tax proposals, RR retirement, economic regs. Etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental

Travel Cost - $1,053.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

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.