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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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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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JOHNSON, NANCY L, Republican Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $94,323.35

Average cost per trip - $6,288.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 86 days
Rank of representative - 39 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Tech Net Massachusetts, Keane Inc
Dates - October 2, 2000 - October 2, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - discussion w New England tech executives re: New Economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.26
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $65.58
Other Cost - $40.75
Total Cost - $425.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - 2000 TransAtlantic Conference
Notes - spouse, Ted Johnson; other expenses, non-travel related expenses

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $9,120.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Governors Association
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - State College, PA

Purpose - give speech at Human Resources Committee
Notes - spouse, Dr. Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 5, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (14 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Dr. Ted Johnson

Travel Cost - $11,257.49
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,203.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - health policy conference
Notes - other expenses include jacket and tote bag

Travel Cost - $428.50
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,760.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform and Beyond Congressional Retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $3,184.00
Lodging Cost - $839.00
Meal Cost - $524.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,547.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Ripon Society 2002 listening tour
Notes - accompanied by spouse Theodore Johnson

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $769.50
Meal Cost - $949.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,877.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Ted H Johnson accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,426.00
Lodging Cost - $3,450.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,476.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - 2005 Congressional Advisory Board
Notes - Hartford, CT - Miami, FL - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $2,135.60
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,237.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 3, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes - Hartford, CT - China - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $18,438.10
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,770.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Aventura, FL - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Exuma, Bahamas

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Grand Exuma, Bahamas - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hartford, CT - Barcelona, Spain - CT This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nature Conservancy
Dates - May 28, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

Purpose - To learn about TNC's natural resource and biodiversity conservation work in Ecuador and to discuss with Ecuadorian government officials the effects of illegal immigration in CT
Notes - Hartford, CT - Quito, Ecuador - Galapagos Islands - Quito, Ecuador - Hartford, CT Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,400.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - September 8, 2005 - September 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - To learn about current developments in technology in the medical, technical, and energy fields
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Hartford, CT

Travel Cost - $511.07
Lodging Cost - $267.90
Meal Cost - $120.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.69

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.