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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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(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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MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III, Republican Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $72,727.47

Average cost per trip - $6,060.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 68 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Telecommunications conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $670.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,045.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bi-partisan Congressional Heath Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,317.75
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $435.56
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,671.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $1,416.00
Lodging Cost - $1,058.16
Meal Cost - $717.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,191.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 30, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Marseilles, France

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Johnette McCrery

Travel Cost - $15,328.20
Lodging Cost - $2,406.00
Meal Cost - $1,430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,164.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,062.00
Lodging Cost - $784.18
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,108.18

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - Spouse - Johnette McCrery accompanied.

Travel Cost - $18,334.72
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,809.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Texarkana, TX - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Shreveport, LA

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $830.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $22.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manassas, VA

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $377.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pipe Line Contractors Association
Dates - February 2, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - Speaking engagement, fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,178.90
Lodging Cost - $1,468.04
Meal Cost - $247.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn, Waddell & Reed
Dates - November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Boca Raton, FL / Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC *flight sponsor Waddell & Reed ($956.90 total)

Travel Cost - $1,030.02
Lodging Cost - $668.80
Meal Cost - $264.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,962.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark/Bardes Consulting
Dates - November 8, 2002 - November 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Scottsdale, AZ - Shreveport, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,072.43
Lodging Cost - $1,090.00
Meal Cost - $635.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,798.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ, Rod Campbell
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Shreveport, LA - Malibu, CA - Shreveport, LA Including spouse Heritage Foundation ($1406.60); Pepperdine Univ ($1281.78) & Rod Campbell ($164)

Travel Cost - $1,565.60
Lodging Cost - $477.00
Meal Cost - $711.78
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,852.38

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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    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.
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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.