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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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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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KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND, Republican Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $11,498.80

Average cost per trip - $1,916.47
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 409 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat, invited participant of event
Notes - Spouse Debbie Kennedy, children Charles, Emily, Peter, Sara (or Sam?)

Travel Cost - $756.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Debbie Kennedy accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 10, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress (Tort reform and Social Security)
Notes - Washington, DC - Florida - DCA Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost - $230.00
Total Cost - $1,880.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress
Notes - DCA - Florida - Washington, DC Including spouse [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council
Dates - January 11, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding - learning viable information regarding homeland security, international relations, US - Israel relations
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Israel - Minneapolis, MN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,087.80
Lodging Cost - $2,640.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,727.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 31, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - MSP - Philadelphia - MSP (Minneapolis) 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

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

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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.