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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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    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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KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $54,448.30

Average cost per trip - $4,188.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 68 days
Rank of representative - 115 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes - G. Robert Daniels attended

Travel Cost - $8,575.00
Lodging Cost - $749.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,594.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $5,400.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $370.00
Total Cost - $7,570.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Joyner Foundation
Dates - May 25, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - participate in Blackamericaweb.com think tank
Notes - accompanied by sister Marsha Cheeks. Lodging expenses include meals. Trip was on cruise ship in Carribean

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost - $519.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $850.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $473.00
Lodging Cost - $380.72
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $992.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Action Network
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speak on two panels
Notes -

Travel Cost - $917.00
Lodging Cost - $818.88
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,735.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Notes - Sister Marsha Cheeks accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Dulles, VA - Cairo, Egypt - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $8,056.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $430.00
Total Cost - $9,713.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tampa Org of Black Affairs
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement for Martin Luther King holiday
Notes - Personal expenses: 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17. New Orleans-Tampa-Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $896.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,021.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $911.73
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $79.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - iGates Technologies, Pharma, CitiGroup, Port of New Orleans, General Motors, Coca Cola, GlaxoSmithKline
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Purpose - Participation in the Afro-Brazilian / African American Business Summit (panel discussion leader)
Notes - Detroit, MI - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $9,632.26
Lodging Cost - $1,476.00
Meal Cost - $522.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,630.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African World Expo
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 28, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Purpose - Fact finding and trade mission to promote business between the city of Detroit, the State of Michigan, the United States and Nigeria
Notes - Detroit, MI - Abuja, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Akwa Ibon, Nigeria - Lagos, Nigeria - Amsterdam, Holland - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $4,197.00
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $900.00
Total Cost - $8,097.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Fact finding issue forums and sessions
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $127.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Dates - August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - not specified

Purpose - Social Security, healthcare, and housing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.53
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $14.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $239.53

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.