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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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FROST, MARTIN, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $28,832.88

Average cost per trip - $2,883.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 225 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - To educate Members of Congress about the historic civil rights in Alabama
Notes - Member paid $500 personally to participate in trip - so total subsidized cost is $585.

Travel Cost - $721.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,085.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Development Corporation for Israel
Dates - November 29, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual dinner in El Paso.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $291.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $327.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $3,349.60
Lodging Cost - $638.93
Meal Cost - $470.65
Other Cost - $994.00
Total Cost - $5,453.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute
Dates - June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - educational -- Jt. Listening Sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Braintrusts
Notes - spouse Mrs. Kathryn George Frost

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $480.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - to speak to participants at the ABA's summer meeting
Notes - spouse Kathryn George Frost -- other includes car service

Travel Cost - $7,306.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost - $159.00
Total Cost - $8,245.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other includes charitable contribution to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Travel Cost - $412.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,412.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - Other cost is for honoraria (charitable contribution)

Travel Cost - $528.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,528.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Miami
Dates - March 24, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Accompanied spouse to University of Miami at the request of the President
Notes - Spouse Major General Kathryn Frost accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,588.00
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,743.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other cost is for honorarium.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - March 2, 2004 - March 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - Connell Company Seminar Series
Notes - other was "honoraria charitable contribution"

Travel Cost - $558.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $2,000.00
Total Cost - $2,558.70

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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    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.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.