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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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(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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DINGELL, JOHN D, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $20,807.18

Average cost per trip - $1,733.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 294 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Westfield, NJ

Purpose - luncheon seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - leadership policy conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Deborah Dingell -- meals included in lodging

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,501.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,501.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,842.38
Lodging Cost - $402.50
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,294.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Afton, IA

Purpose - Town hall meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.25
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,322.50
Lodging Cost - $341.34
Meal Cost - $90.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,753.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $540.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied as invited participant. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Notes -

Travel Cost - $80.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Dingell accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - To visit Ford and its factory. Congress Delegation trip
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Motors
Dates - July 17, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Return to district for GM sponsored event in Shepherdstown at which Cong. Dingell spoke
Notes - Martinsburg, WV - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $666.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $752.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership policy conference
Notes - Detroit - Mackinaw - Detroit Debbie Dingell - invited participant Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,512.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,512.76

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.