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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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HOYER, STENY HAMILTON, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $36,951.54

Average cost per trip - $4,105.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 174 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,494.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,392.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham - Montgomery - Selma (3/4 to 3/6 portion of trip funded by sponsor) PM of March 6, departed Selma to attend political function at expense of 527 org.

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Recording Arts & Sciences
Dates - April 19, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Participate in town hall meeting with musicians and artists
Notes - Washington, DC - Nashville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $766.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $317.00
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Delhi - Agra, India - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $6,911.44
Lodging Cost - $641.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,552.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Participate in panel at Spring Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $484.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $406.66
Other Cost - $21.00
Total Cost - $1,956.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute, Alabama Power Company, Delta Air Lines Inc, Coca-Cola Co, DaimlerChrysler AG, Fannie Mae, General Motors Corp, Caterpillar Inc, Pew Charitable Trusts, Chamber of Commerce of the USA, Microsoft Corp
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Alabama Pilgrimage to celebrate 35th Anniversary of '65 Voting Rights Act March
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham - Montgomery - Selma, AL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $635.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $140.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $989.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Homebuilders
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Attend Board of Directors Meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Dallas - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $364.41
Lodging Cost - $298.47
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $857.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Participate in panel at spring retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,540.63
Lodging Cost - $566.74
Meal Cost - $87.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,194.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Jerusalem - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $7,604.30
Lodging Cost - $4,446.00
Meal Cost - $914.14
Other Cost - $2,991.34
Total Cost - $15,955.78

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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  • 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.
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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.