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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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LEE, SHEILA JACKSON, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,368.96

Average cost per trip - $4,097.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 104 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - convention-speaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $83.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Qatar Foundation
Dates - October 9, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - To attend the inaugural ceremonies of the Qatar Foundation's "Education City" and to visit Camp Al-Sulayah in Doha, Qatar
Notes - Other costs are for telephone, etc. NB - This is what's stated on disclosure form itself. Attached Ritz Carlton invoice mentions 2 'spa' charges of 260 and 30 QR, as well as the telephone charges. Conversion rate 1 QR: US $3.52.

Travel Cost - $9,157.30
Lodging Cost - $907.95
Meal Cost - $169.19
Other Cost - $92.90
Total Cost - $10,327.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Notes - Meals, drinks and airport transfer included in all-inclusive land package - cost stated under lodging.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Auto Dealers Association
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To attend Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Dealers Association Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $974.53
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,224.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - To commemorate civil rights march
Notes -

Travel Cost - $665.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $665.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Orig food cost was $355

Travel Cost - $2,338.25
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,483.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - CBC Tech Summit
Notes - Child Jason Lee

Travel Cost - $747.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $9,005.51
Lodging Cost - $1,311.92
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,667.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Low Jones
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,245.75
Lodging Cost - $145.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,390.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Austin Democratic Party
Dates - March 5, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - To attend Women's Legislative Day Conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $66.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $251.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Newark

Travel Cost - $574.00
Lodging Cost - $276.52
Meal Cost - $138.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $988.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Newark - Singapore - Newark

Travel Cost - $6,100.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $145.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,745.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation (IFMIF)
Dates - March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Purpose - Doha (Attend conference on Free Trade and Democracy) Chad (Visit refugee camps; humanitarian fact-finding)
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Travel Cost - $9,435.73
Lodging Cost - $626.70
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,142.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt - Paris, France

Purpose - To maintain bi-lateral relations between the US and Egypt
Notes - DC to Cairo - 3/19 - to Paris 3/20 - Paris - Egypt 3/25 - leave Cairo

Travel Cost - $8,376.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,603.00

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.

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    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.