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(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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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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MCCOLLUM, BETTY, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $31,939.61

Average cost per trip - $3,548.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 203 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Fairbanks, AK

Purpose - Fact finding trip to Artic Refuge
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,528.27
Lodging Cost - $359.33
Meal Cost - $129.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,017.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-partisan Congressional Heath Policy Conference
Notes - Location not specified on disclosure - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $880.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,150.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - May 26, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tongass Forest, AK

Purpose - to gather information on the Tongass National Forest as a member of the subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Subcommittee on National Forests and Forest Health.
Notes - Boat trip was 5/27-6/1. The other days were travel.

Travel Cost - $1,328.42
Lodging Cost - $758.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,596.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To gain more in depth knowledge of current healthcare issues
Notes - other costs are for jacket and totebag

Travel Cost - $1,802.82
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,638.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Women's Democracy Center
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Purpose - Legislative exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $594.08
Lodging Cost - $423.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,017.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Dates - August 9, 2003 - August 19, 2003 (11 days)
Location(s) - South Africa

Purpose - To see first hand what is being done to combat the global AIDS epidemic
Notes - Personal expense between 08/09/2003 and 08/12/2003

Travel Cost - $6,668.03
Lodging Cost - $1,218.40
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,029.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Bank Parliamentary Network
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Purpose - HIV/AIDS working group
Notes - other expenses were incidentals

Travel Cost - $6,799.37
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $210.00
Total Cost - $8,089.37

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Harvard
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Minneapolis - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $618.66
Lodging Cost - $1,351.31
Meal Cost - $466.20
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,471.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
Dates - August 31, 2004 - September 3, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Yellowstone National Park, WY

Purpose - The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Grazing Fact-Finding Tour
Notes - Minneapolis/St Paul - Bozeman, MT - Yellowstone / Yellowstone - Bozeman, MT - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $566.84
Lodging Cost - $264.99
Meal Cost - $92.81
Other Cost - $4.58
Total Cost - $929.22

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.