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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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    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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FOLEY, MARK, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 24
Total cost of trips - $43,639.60

Average cost per trip - $1,818.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 95 days
Rank of representative - 148 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - July 6, 2000 - July 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Working with the media retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost - $204.00
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Workshop/Congressional Education Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entertainment Industry Development Corp.
Dates - January 18, 2000 - January 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Public Forum on Runaway Production
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Financial Investment Advisers
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Transportation from West Palm beach to Orlando
Notes -

Travel Cost - $405.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $405.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Resort Development Association
Dates - July 22, 2000 - July 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Speech -- trustees conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,014.69
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 23, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Meet with Business and government leaders to discuss public policy affecting U.S. and Italy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,150.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $5,435.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 4, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Conference/seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $153.00
Lodging Cost - $1,215.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,824.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Realtors
Dates - November 2, 2001 - November 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement - national convention.
Notes - Amended filing to show sponsor and purpose.

Travel Cost - $390.25
Lodging Cost - $330.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $721.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - India

Purpose - Meetings with senior representatives in national state governments in India
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $6,871.74
Lodging Cost - $1,139.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,010.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Recording Industry Association of America
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Distillers and Vinters, North America
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Transport includes ground transportation

Travel Cost - $954.00
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,493.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Newport, RI

Purpose - congressional leadership educational seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $539.35
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $456.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,970.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - reviewing high tech industries
Notes - other includes ground transportation. NB - this is an ammendment - original gave higher transportation cost.

Travel Cost - $2,272.00
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $654.45
Other Cost - $341.88
Total Cost - $4,264.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American College of Radiation Oncology
Dates - February 27, 2004 - February 28, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking to annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $530.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mortgage Bankers Association
Dates - January 31, 2004 - January 31, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - participation in the annual Mortgage Bankers Association Commercial Real Estate Finance Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $684.77
Lodging Cost - $572.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.77

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - DC- Scottsdale, AZ - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference - Speaking participation
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $568.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,669.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $438.40
Lodging Cost - $566.82
Meal Cost - $181.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,186.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - West Palm Beach, FL - Miami, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $348.71
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FLA USA, Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - West Palm Beach, FL - London, England - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost - $1,978.95
Lodging Cost - $1,463.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,691.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Salem Law Group, Allergan, American Assn of Ophthalmology
Dates - October 23, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Tampa, FL - New Orleans, LA - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost - $487.40
Meal Cost - $19.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $647.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - November 5, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Miami, FL - Naples, FL - West Palm Beach, FL

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.58
Meal Cost - $185.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $550.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC
Notes - Speaking engagement

Travel Cost - $496.56
Lodging Cost - $843.66
Meal Cost - $303.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,643.64

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.