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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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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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DEGETTE, DIANA L, Democratic Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $40,879.36

Average cost per trip - $2,919.95
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 158 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Participation in a conference on education
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,837.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,070.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - conference on education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,017.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $486.11
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $3,857.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - July 19, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - To speak to group
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Policy conference
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky and children Francesca and Raphaela Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs are for clothing. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $1,386.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $42.00
Total Cost - $3,151.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany

Purpose - Policy trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $110.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Conference on global environment
Notes - Spouse Lino Lipinsky accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,613.82
Lodging Cost - $2,280.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,293.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in conference on education reform.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,369.51
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,689.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - November 29, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaker at orientation for newly elected Members of Congress
Notes - Denver, CO- Boston, MA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $992.20
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $248.00
Total Cost - $1,559.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
Dates - November 18, 2002 - November 18, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Speak to the BioConference
Notes - Denver, CO - San Diego, CA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $380.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fordham Univ Center for Ethics Education Summit
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To speak to the Fordham Summit on Bio-Pharmaceuticals for the 21st Century
Notes - Denver, CO - New York, NY - Denver, CO

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $773.72
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $858.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany

Purpose - US- German Congressional roundtable. [Amended sponsor, previously French American Foundation]
Notes - Denver, CO - Paris, France - Frankfurt, Germany - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $3,320.00
Lodging Cost - $1,366.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,386.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Denver, CO - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Denver, CO Including spouse

Travel Cost - $540.00
Lodging Cost - $1,276.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,316.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Denver, CO Note: Paid for $500 worth of trip

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 18, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Conference on US-Russia-Europe cooperative efforts
Notes - Denver, CO - Dublin, Ireland - Denver, CO Personal expense: 8/19 - 8/20/05

Travel Cost - $2,530.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,592.00

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.