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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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KAPTUR, MARCY, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $16,970.03

Average cost per trip - $1,414.17
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 335 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - December 7, 2000 - December 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - deliver speech/Ukrainian national security program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $433.00
Lodging Cost - $223.77
Meal Cost - $204.41
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Chemical Society
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - participate on a panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $946.50
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Successful Farming Magazine
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ames, IA

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $786.50
Lodging Cost - $98.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $884.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Dates - February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Rochelle, NY

Purpose - Deliver speech to Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Notes -

Travel Cost - $263.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonweal Magazine
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak - Commonweal/New York
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $435.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women for Responsible National Security
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - South Bend, IN

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Law Institute
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 20, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,157.00
Lodging Cost - $305.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,542.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meetings at United Nations and New York Stock Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $404.56
Meal Cost - $88.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $493.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - international wildlife conservation
Notes - other expenses include bus

Travel Cost - $1,472.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost - $19.50
Total Cost - $1,941.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Mexico

Purpose - To study effects of NAFTA
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,250.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,125.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Biodiesel Board
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Opening remarks at conference
Notes - Detroit - Ft Lauderdale - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $215.79
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Planning Assn
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - To speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $154.21
Lodging Cost - $106.18
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.39

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    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.