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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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GINGREY, PHILLIP J, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $32,331.06

Average cost per trip - $2,939.19
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 201 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - February 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Billie Gingrey and child Laura Neill Gingrey accompanied

Travel Cost - $525.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,751.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Dermatology
Dates - February 8, 2004 - February 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $335.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Atlantic Association of OBGYN
Dates - January 18, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $456.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $456.70

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 for security - with spouse Billie

Travel Cost - $6,273.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $9,716.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Academy of Education Development, OXFAM, Save the Children
Dates - May 1, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $98.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $98.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta
Dates - May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $229.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $229.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Intl Economic & Cooperation Assn (CIECA)
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-Finding & Education visit
Notes - ATL - Taiwan - Republic of China - DCA (Atlanta, GA - Taiwan- Republic of China - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $11,400.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Little Rock, AR

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Atlanta - Little Rock - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,860.40
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,035.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Charles Boustany Jr for Congress
Dates - August 5, 2004 - August 6, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lake Charles, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Atlanta - Lake Charles - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,121.80
Lodging Cost - $75.22
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,197.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - GTMA (Georgia Textile Manufacturers Assn), Carpet & Consumer Products Manufacturers
Dates - May 8, 2005 - May 10, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Atlanta - Jacksonville, Amelia Island - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $542.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,482.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Power
Dates - October 16, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Clayton, GA

Purpose - Tour and briefing of North Georgia River Facility
Notes - North Georgia Facility Clayton, GA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.00

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.

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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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    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.