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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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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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MCGOVERN, JAMES P, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $23,765.48

Average cost per trip - $2,160.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 268 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - April 15, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact-finding. To facilitate education and cultural exchanges between Massachusetts universities and Cuban counterparts
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,120.00
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost - $190.00
Total Cost - $2,150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact finding delegation
Notes - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $1,015.60
Lodging Cost - $773.26
Meal Cost - $76.94
Other Cost - $64.96
Total Cost - $1,930.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - Fact-finding delegation
Notes - Other costs are for briefing materials and delegation set-up

Travel Cost - $2,071.00
Lodging Cost - $322.48
Meal Cost - $193.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,656.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact-finding delegation to Colombia
Notes - other costs were briefing materials, cell phone, international phone fax

Travel Cost - $1,734.22
Lodging Cost - $259.75
Meal Cost - $76.91
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,145.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Inter-American Conference on Pharmacy
Notes - Boston - Havana - DC

Travel Cost - $718.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,468.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat
Notes - DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union and France, and to discuss trade, security and economic issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France - Washington, DC Personal Expense: 2/19 to 2/20 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,322.26
Lodging Cost - $502.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,524.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Int'l Policy
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Speaker at conference on the future of US-Cuba policy
Notes - DC - Santa Barbara - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bethesda, MD

Purpose - To gain greater understanding on the role religious faith plays in the political process
Notes - DC - Bethesda - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $537.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $537.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional retreat
Notes - DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Social Science Research Council
Dates - November 7, 2002 - November 12, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - To support efforts to preserve Earnest Hemingway's legacy including preservation of works of literary significance
Notes - Boston - Havana - Boston Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $1,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $4,850.00

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.