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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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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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DUNN, JENNIFER, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $24,957.33

Average cost per trip - $3,119.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 261 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 26, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participation in World Economic Forum's annual meeting
Notes - Lodging expenses include breakfast

Travel Cost - $6,256.85
Lodging Cost - $1,058.68
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,490.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $256.86
Meal Cost - $101.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $358.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ernst & Young LLP
Dates - April 2, 2001 - April 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Address Ernst & Young executives and attend the Catalyst Dinner
Notes - Other cost is for car service. All receipts were photocopied and attached.

Travel Cost - $260.90
Lodging Cost - $337.09
Meal Cost - $44.00
Other Cost - $251.63
Total Cost - $893.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to executive conference
Notes - Children Reagan Dunn and Stacey Morton accompanied. No transport cost - member drove herself. Meal cost is for executive dinner and room service.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $813.55
Meal Cost - $166.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Participation in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Notes - Says $150 in meals cost box but adds that "meals were $30, she attended three".

Travel Cost - $5,944.00
Lodging Cost - $1,067.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,161.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Conference in London, England
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,706.79
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $590.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,271.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,802.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Educational
Notes - No cost listed

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.

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.