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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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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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LUCAS, FRANK D, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,312.21

Average cost per trip - $2,531.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 256 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Olsson, Frank and Weeda, PC Attorneys at Law
Dates - June 11, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $872.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - ag committee retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Notes - Honorarium will be donated to a charity

Travel Cost - $267.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,295.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Spouse Lynda L. Lucas

Travel Cost - $3,690.00
Lodging Cost - $385.58
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ardmore, OK

Purpose - tour facility which conducts research in agricultural biotechnology
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $64.99
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $74.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Rep. Lucas was a featured speaker at the Farm Credit Council annual meeting where he discussed the future of the farm credit system
Notes - Rep: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Washington, DC Mrs Lucas: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Oklahoma City

Travel Cost - $3,062.30
Lodging Cost - $330.21
Meal Cost - $409.79
Other Cost - $10.99
Total Cost - $3,813.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Notes - OKC - Chicago - DC

Travel Cost - $645.89
Lodging Cost - $457.30
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Frank Lucas: Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC Mrs. Lynda Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Las Vegas, NV - Oklahoma City, OK Including spouse

Travel Cost - $683.61
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $610.91
Other Cost - $313.81
Total Cost - $2,598.33

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Attendance at the 2004 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC 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) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Lucas: Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Mrs. Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $734.69
Lodging Cost - $665.67
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,966.12

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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    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.
  • 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.