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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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KNOLLENBERG, JOSEPH K, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $16,672.77

Average cost per trip - $1,852.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 341 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - East Tennessee Economic Council
Dates - June 16, 2000 - June 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Knoxville, TN

Purpose - informational-tour of oak ridge nat'l laboratory
Notes -

Travel Cost - $803.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $813.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Association of Broadcasters
Dates - August 12, 2000 - August 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - MAB Annual Conference-Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Allstate
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speech and tour
Notes - spouse, Sandie

Travel Cost - $1,100.52
Lodging Cost - $168.95
Meal Cost - $128.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,397.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 2, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $149.17
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $149.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Baltic American Freedom League
Dates - March 25, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker to accept Baltic freedom award
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $686.00
Lodging Cost - $202.92
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $908.92

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Sandie Knollenberg

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes - other expenses include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $631.00
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $163.40
Total Cost - $1,084.40

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 Sandie Knollenberg accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,535.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - IAD - Budapest / Budapest - IAD (Dulles - Budapest - Dulles) Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

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.

Recent Posts

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 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.