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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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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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EMERSON, JO ANN H, Republican Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $43,900.42

Average cost per trip - $3,376.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 145 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Civil rights pilgrimage
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied.

Travel Cost - $442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - itinerary attached; Jo Ann combined for lodging and meal=660;Ron combined for lodging and meal=290

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $252.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Missouri Bar Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jefferson City, MO

Purpose - to judge the Missouri Bar Association's "We the People" state finals competition
Notes - itinerary attached; spouse, Ron; invoice attached - travel reimb=152.83

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $93.59
Meal Cost - $59.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $152.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Amtrak
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice
Dates - April 10, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Promote sales of US agricultural commodities to Cuba.
Notes - Spouse, Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other expenses are for departure taxes

Travel Cost - $4,774.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $214.00
Other Cost - $140.00
Total Cost - $5,828.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba

Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Notes - other expenses include airport tax.

Travel Cost - $1,528.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,420.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conway Data, Continental Airlines
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico

Purpose - agricultural summit
Notes - spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other expenses includes ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $3,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,300.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Dates - April 27, 2002 - April 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied.

Travel Cost - $742.00
Lodging Cost - $715.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,457.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney accompanied. Other costs are for airport tax

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Ronald Gladney and child Katharine Emerson accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,226.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Koloa, HI

Purpose - educational
Notes - with spouse Ronald C. Gladney

Travel Cost - $9,700.00
Lodging Cost - $3,431.60
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,531.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa, CA

Purpose - To participate in seminars on legislative issues including demographic trends in CA, port capacity and security issues, and wine industry concerns (direct marketing and consolidation in the industry)
Notes - Washington, DC - Napa, CA - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,049.25
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost - $219.87
Total Cost - $10,504.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ohio Wesleyan Univ
Dates - May 7, 2005 - May 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Delaware, OH

Purpose - Graduation speech
Notes - Washington, DC - Delaware, OH - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $95.28
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $64.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.17

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.
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    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.