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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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(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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DREIER, DAVID, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 23
Total cost of trips - $24,566.43

Average cost per trip - $1,068.11
Total number of days spent traveling - 59 days
Rank of representative - 263 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,800.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Dates - November 9, 2001 - November 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

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 - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galapagos Conservancy Foundation
Dates - January 15, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ecuador

Purpose - to review U.S.-Ecuador environmental and resources-related issues
Notes - Other costs not specified. Attached form disclosing gift from Government of Ecuador - transport $154.10 and accommodation/meals $451.48

Travel Cost - $3,843.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $255.00
Total Cost - $4,798.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speak and participate in meetings with world economic leaders
Notes -

Travel Cost - $507.50
Lodging Cost - $618.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,425.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - elected leadership meeting
Notes - no location indicated

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 30, 2002 - January 31, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - House/Senate Republican planning conference
Notes - no location indicated, other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $62.50
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $165.00
Total Cost - $722.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,996.00
Lodging Cost - $960.50
Meal Cost - $95.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,051.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $888.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute, Inc.
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Discuss congressional agenda items for this session of Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Delegation retreat
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - CA delegation conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $111.30
Total Cost - $469.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - technology meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $638.52
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $744.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,800.00
Lodging Cost - $440.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,440.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Walker Digital
Dates - September 25, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Greenwich, CT

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $445.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American International Group
Dates - April 3, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $425.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American International Group
Dates - April 10, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Empower America
Dates - August 11, 2000 - August 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $605.50
Lodging Cost - $372.24
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,027.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bohemian Grove
Dates - July 23, 2004 - July 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Los Angeles 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


Sponsor(s) - Principia High School
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Washington, DC 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


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Irvington, VA - Washington, DC 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


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Phil - Washington, DC 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


Sponsor(s) - Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City
Dates - September 16, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO

Purpose - Speaking engagement re: agricultural issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Kansas City - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $270.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.40

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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 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.