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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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(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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ESHOO, ANNA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $45,758.59

Average cost per trip - $3,813.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 60 days
Rank of representative - 139 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Hyde Park, NY

Purpose - Hyde Park Democratic Policy Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $412.50
Lodging Cost - $406.35
Meal Cost - $178.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $1,010.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ernst & Young LLP
Dates - March 21, 2000 - March 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting with Ernst and Young executives
Notes -

Travel Cost - $280.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Reliastar
Dates - April 14, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Board of directors meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,064.00
Lodging Cost - $1,803.32
Meal Cost - $86.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,953.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Participation in conference on global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,537.30
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,101.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participation in conference on US policy toward Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,903.30
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,918.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Received award at Gala Banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $380.50
Lodging Cost - $227.81
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $708.31

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 Retreat Conference
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) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Bipartisan conference on the global environment.
Notes - sister Veronica Georges accompanied. 5/27 at personal expense.

Travel Cost - $3,883.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,033.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,110.10
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,635.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Conference on the convergence of US national security and the global environment
Notes - Other costs are for ground transportation to and from the airport. Point of departure was Frankfurt because Eshoo joined the Aspen Institute Conference in Rome on the way back from Codel Hunter which went to Iraq, Kuwait and Naples.

Travel Cost - $1,847.50
Lodging Cost - $2,850.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,597.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lanai, HI

Purpose - In depth conference on US China relations - academic presentation and discussions of US - China relations
Notes - Sister Veronica Georges accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,095.80
Lodging Cost - $1,960.00
Meal Cost - $1,710.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $6,815.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 29, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,757.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,919.00

Additional family members - Yes

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.