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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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    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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GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $22,261.19

Average cost per trip - $1,855.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 280 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Quail Unlimited
Dates - February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - copyright management systems briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.05
Lodging Cost - $460.72
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Colombia, SC - Dulles

Travel Cost - $601.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $601.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $268.00
Lodging Cost - $353.94
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Columbia, SC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $708.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pathology Service Associates
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,043.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,959.00
Lodging Cost - $1,244.00
Meal Cost - $1,435.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,638.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Corning Public Policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $266.00
Total Cost - $841.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 17, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - policy briefing and speech to annual meeting of SC Manufacturing Alliance.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.00
Lodging Cost - $402.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Assn
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, American Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Winter Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $260.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Keynote, Sony Open Forum 2005 "Era of Convergence: Re-examining its Threats and Opportunities"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,443.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southeast American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Dates - April 7, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, Southeast ABOTA National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $295.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.00

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.