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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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DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $15,075.05

Average cost per trip - $1,884.38
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 361 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Retailers Association for Massachusetts
Dates - July 15, 2000 - July 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Martha's Vineyard, MA

Purpose - 2000 Eastern NASRAI Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $460.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $495.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Promotion of trade
Notes - Other costs are for departure tax ($50 - Miami; $20 - Havana)

Travel Cost - $445.00
Lodging Cost - $579.00
Meal Cost - $107.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $1,201.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement, conference participant
Notes - Other costs are for airport car service

Travel Cost - $547.50
Lodging Cost - $1,404.21
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $225.80
Total Cost - $2,177.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Notes - Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $349.00
Lodging Cost - $310.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $869.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Notes - Other costs are for airport tax - Havana

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,116.00
Meal Cost - $133.68
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,051.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Dates - February 4, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Guatemala

Purpose - Fact-finding trip related to adoption
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,360.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union, Germany, and France, and to discuss trade, security, and economic issues.
Notes - Boston - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany - Boston

Travel Cost - $3,377.20
Lodging Cost - $894.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,921.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - NYC - Key Largo - Boston This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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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    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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    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.