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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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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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    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.

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FEENEY, TOM, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $42,258.82

Average cost per trip - $3,841.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 155 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,593.55
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,743.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Community Financial Services of America
Dates - February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To participate in a congressional briefing at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $59.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $116.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $175.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs include security, speakers, conference and room rentals.

Travel Cost - $5,121.10
Lodging Cost - $1,144.00
Meal Cost - $465.75
Other Cost - $610.16
Total Cost - $7,341.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Ellen Feeney accompanied. [Amended sponsor originally listed as Rotterman & Associates.]

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost - $774.00
Meal Cost - $1,033.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,947.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - August 9, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - congressional informative tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,443.00
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $1,625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,643.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - educational - conservative members retreat
Notes - other for audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Economic Council
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Participation in the Business Roundtables during the Inter-American Econ. Counsel's 05 Congressional delegation to the Dominican Republic and Antigua
Notes - Orlando, FL - Punta Cana, Republica Dominicana - St Johns, Antigua - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $407.80
Lodging Cost - $1,924.69
Meal Cost - $826.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,159.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 20, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - US - French Congressional Roundtable and US - German Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC (Dulles) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Travel Cost - $1,655.60
Lodging Cost - $1,366.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,721.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Assn of Amusement Parks & Attractions, British Assn of Leisure Parks, Piers, & Attractions (BALPPA)
Dates - February 25, 2005 - March 1, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaker engagement at BALPPA's Parliamentary Lunch
Notes - Stuttgart, Germany - London, England - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $4,438.39
Lodging Cost - $1,344.04
Meal Cost - $415.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,198.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legislative Exchange Council ALEC
Dates - August 2, 2005 - August 5, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - 10th Amendment / Federal Affairs workshop
Notes - Orlando, Fl - Dallas, TX - Orlando, FL

Travel Cost - $166.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $376.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - The Heritage Foundation & Pepperdine University: Making the Goal of Entitlement Reform a Reality
Notes - Orlando, FL - Los Angeles - San Diego - Orlando Personal expense: 8/18 - 8/19/ San Diego

Travel Cost - $384.09
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $353.89
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $1,282.98

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.