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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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FLETCHER, ERNIE, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $49,404.30

Average cost per trip - $4,117.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 127 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,507.20
Lodging Cost - $1,258.90
Meal Cost - $870.64
Other Cost - $79.90
Total Cost - $3,716.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Medical Association
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - National Leadership Development Conference panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,355.50
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $92.10
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Industry PAC, National Assn of Business PACs
Dates - November 16, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to both groups regarding 107th Congress
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied; note: Groups had incomplete data and some that needed clarification. Will file amendment if needed after report final details.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,120.00
Lodging Cost - $866.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $3,416.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Healthcare conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. 1/8 through 1/10 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $1,870.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $990.72
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $4,260.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaker/participant at annual meeting for business associations.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. Transport to/from airport included in transport cost.

Travel Cost - $910.00
Lodging Cost - $782.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $17.22
Total Cost - $2,317.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Horse breeding educational session
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied.

Travel Cost - $539.50
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,539.84
Lodging Cost - $2,310.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $8,076.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,977.32
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $10,378.32

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 Retreat
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher 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) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - listening tour and healthcare forum
Notes - spouse Glenna Fletcher

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $1,308.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,464.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 51st annual convention -- educational meetings and exposition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,479.38
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $93.43
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,260.01

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.