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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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DIAZ-BALART, LINCOLN, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $5,082.59

Average cost per trip - $1,694.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 7 days
Rank of representative - 500 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Dates - May 19, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - OH

Purpose - Giving the Commencement address at the 2001 Law School graduation
Notes - Spouse Cristina Diaz- Balart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,705.00
Lodging Cost - $1,023.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,728.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Junta Patratica Cubana Regional New Jersey, Zona Sur (Elizabeth)
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak at the annual dinner, known as the Cena Martiara, to commemorate the anniversary of the birthday of Jose Marti
Notes - Spouse Cristina Diaz- Balart accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,039.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,039.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cubanos Unidos en Puerto Rico
Dates - May 16, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - To receive from the Senate of Puerto Rico a Resolution in support of democracy in Cuba and the human rights meeting scheduled for May 20, 2005
Notes - Miami, FL - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $314.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $314.70

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

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    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.