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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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DEFAZIO, PETER A, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $28,215.68

Average cost per trip - $3,526.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 230 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - fact finding tour of Tongass Ntl Forest
Notes - Accompanied by wife Myrnie Daut

Travel Cost - $1,069.90
Lodging Cost - $1,117.98
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,207.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Notes - Other costs are rental car

Travel Cost - $2,318.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $139.93
Total Cost - $4,417.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Aviation Issues conference, discussion with industry
Notes - Spouse Myrnie Daut accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,600.00
Lodging Cost - $807.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,257.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - discussion of current aviation issues
Notes - Other costs are for parking. Transportation costs are for round trip first class.

Travel Cost - $4,958.84
Lodging Cost - $824.48
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $36.00
Total Cost - $6,319.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aviation Safety Alliance
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - discussion of aviation security post September 11
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,640.00
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, National Audobon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society
Dates - June 28, 2003 - July 2, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Oil Drilling, Energy and Wilderness Issues
Notes - Spouse Myrnie Daut accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,292.58
Lodging Cost - $324.00
Meal Cost - $285.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,902.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-New Zealand Council
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (14 days)
Location(s) - New Zealand

Purpose - US-NZ trade issues
Notes - Other expenses breakdown: sight seeing flight over Milford Sound - $140; departure tax - $12.50; gratuities for baggage handlers - $7.50; escort/information staff from travel agent - $50

Travel Cost - $1,285.50
Lodging Cost - $1,145.00
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost - $210.00
Total Cost - $2,746.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Air Traffic Controllers Assn
Dates - September 10, 2004 - September 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Spoke to NATCA Conference
Notes - [location listed on personal financial disclosure statement]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $117.17
Meal Cost - $31.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $148.47

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

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.
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    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.