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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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ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $65,480.09

Average cost per trip - $5,036.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 80 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - October 5, 2001 - October 10, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahrain - Beirut, Lebanon - Paris, France

Purpose - To promote support for the war on terrorism
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10,227.42
Lodging Cost - $665.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,892.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Philippines United Against Crime, Kuwait FOTN
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose - Research
Notes - Spouse Katharine S. Issa

Travel Cost - $9,979.62
Lodging Cost - $2,300.00
Meal Cost - $1,462.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,741.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Katharine S. Issa, other costs not specified, meals included in lodging

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,352.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - May 24, 2002 - May 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose - Participate in panel discussion and keynote speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,300.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - to see first-hand the strides made in the hi-tech arena
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable and Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,882.75
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $168.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,738.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $177.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,576.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lebanese American Association
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Burlingame, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 11, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend Consumer Electronics Show
Notes - Spouse Katharine S Issa accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,324.00
Lodging Cost - $879.63
Meal Cost - $282.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,485.63

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 7, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend the Consumer Electronics Show as a Leader in Technology guest
Notes - San Diego - Las Vegas - San Diego

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $678.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL), Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Fact finding, attend annual forum on Democracy and free trade in Doha
Notes - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC Personal expense: 3/31 - 4/4 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,084.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $3,053.00
Total Cost - $18,137.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend the Consumer Electronics Show
Notes - Phoenix - Las Vegas - San Diego Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,248.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's Int'l Economic Forum
Dates - August 28, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Luxor, Egypt

Purpose - Address the third IT and Telecom Conference in the Arab World. For the past two consecutive years, Cong. Issa has been invited to attend and address this regional conference organized by the Forum.
Notes - Cairo - Luxor - Cairo Including spouse No Date Stamp from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives

Travel Cost - $320.00
Lodging Cost - $90.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $460.00

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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    The Utility of a PhD

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  • 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.