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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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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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CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $25,572.04

Average cost per trip - $4,262.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 254 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - DSR Inc. - Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Additional Expenses are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $804.00
Lodging Cost - $240.14
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $219.56
Total Cost - $1,288.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Serbian Bar Association
Dates - June 23, 2000 - June 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking and award acceptance event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost - $148.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $588.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $971.50
Lodging Cost - $236.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,337.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - September 28, 2003 - October 2, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sioux Falls, SD

Purpose - Attend the annual energy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,030.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ziyad Abduljawad
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia

Purpose - To meet with government and business leaders to promote discourse and better relations between the two nations.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,057.50
Lodging Cost - $1,185.52
Meal Cost - $293.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,537.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ziyad Abduljawad
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia

Purpose - To meet with government and business leaders to promote discourse and better relations between the two nations.
Notes - Washington, DC - Saudi Arabia - San Diego, CA

Travel Cost - $9,739.90
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,789.90

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.

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  • 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.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.