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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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LINDER, JOHN, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $91,197.74

Average cost per trip - $5,364.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 43 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.50
Lodging Cost - $246.26
Meal Cost - $60.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - spouse Lynne Linder accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,234.66
Lodging Cost - $1,435.00
Meal Cost - $1,622.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,292.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.20
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,654.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Small Business Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sarasota, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $576.80
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities, and in the process, improve the working environment and working relationship among its members
Notes - DC - Queenstown, MD - DC Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Frankfurt, Budapest 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


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $806.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,681.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - To strengthen international understanding while practicing strategic partnerships & joint ventures. Defense Aerospace Homeland Security Mission of Peace
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $8,450.00
Total Cost - $19,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Farm Bureau
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Jackson, MS - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Farm Bureau
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Traverse City, MI - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $674.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Iowa Farm Bureau
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Notes - Atlanta - Des Moines, IA

Travel Cost - $715.00
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $909.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Atlanta, GA - London, England - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,614.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $696.66
Total Cost - $18,785.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Farm Bureau
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,518.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,023.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Spirit Fund
Dates - June 12, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Portland, OR - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,178.40
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Leadership Council
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - To speak to the executive board and their supports about the prospects for the tax reform in the 109th Congress
Notes - ATL - Houston - IAD [Amended to change sponsor name, and reduce cost] (Atlanta - Houston - Atlanta )

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,863.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,863.00

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

    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.
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    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.
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    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.