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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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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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NEY, ROBERT W, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $50,295.36

Average cost per trip - $4,191.28
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 125 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Power Microwave Institute
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Baden-Baden, Germany

Purpose - U.S.-German roundtable for the 21st century
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,001.05
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,551.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mortgage Brokers
Dates - June 24, 2000 - June 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - National Association of Mortgage Brokers annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $294.00
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - no specific location - took children Bobby and Kayla Ney - "other" is $50 for ground transportation, $100 for "children"

Travel Cost - $3,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,400.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein - Germany

Purpose - U.S. - German Roundtable
Notes - Accompanied by child Bobby Ney

Travel Cost - $13,490.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $550.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,538.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Notes - accompanied by spouse Liz Ney

Travel Cost - $4,127.29
Lodging Cost - $999.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,926.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Owens-Corning
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Toledo, OH

Purpose - constituent meeting
Notes - transportation cost includes staff travel

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 15, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda - Barbados

Purpose - meet with U.S., and Antigua and Barbados government officials about tourism and financial services industries
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,033.35
Lodging Cost - $1,659.15
Meal Cost - $139.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,831.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Manufactured Housing Association
Dates - March 17, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Elkhart, IN

Purpose - 1. Onsite tour of manufactured housing facility 2. Review issues affecting manufactured housing industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,105.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $39.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,144.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FN Aviation
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Meetings regarding trade and international business matters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,699.25
Lodging Cost - $733.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,707.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boich Companies
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Discussion of energy legislation for the 108th Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $254.00
Meal Cost - $131.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $385.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Assn
Dates - July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - Pittsburgh, PA - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Pittsburgh, PA

Travel Cost - $689.20
Lodging Cost - $310.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy
Dates - August 3, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - London, England

Purpose - Speech to Scottish parliamentarian; attend Edinburgh Military tattoo; visit British Parliament
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,200.00

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.