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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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MCINNIS, SCOTT, Republican Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $54,352.59

Average cost per trip - $3,623.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 116 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Took wife , Lori McInnis, and daughter Andrea

Travel Cost - $1,474.00
Lodging Cost - $1,290.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,934.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Parks Conservation Association
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 14, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lori McInnis. Two-thousand dollars in lodging expenses were "in-kind"

Travel Cost - $2,178.38
Lodging Cost - $2,777.92
Meal Cost - $184.80
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,141.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - World Forum
Notes - Spouse Lori McInnis accompanied. Recorded no tranpostation costs, and a $425 unspecified other expense for Rep. McInnis and a $50 unspecified expense for Lori McInnis

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $475.00
Total Cost - $900.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - fact finding and conference speaker
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lori McInnis

Travel Cost - $3,089.93
Lodging Cost - $544.28
Meal Cost - $479.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,113.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Participation on Legislative Conference Panel
Notes - Spouse Lori McInnis accompanied. Other costs are for a rental car.

Travel Cost - $1,151.50
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $307.03
Total Cost - $3,533.53

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 22, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes - spouse Lori McInnis accompanied. January 22 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $3,980.30
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,950.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - St. Mary's University School of Law
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - to give law school commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $671.50
Lodging Cost - $534.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,206.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Vail Valley Foundation
Dates - June 19, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - 2003 World Forum
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $324.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $954.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - April 22, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - BNSF Fact-finding Trip
Notes - Spouse Lori McInnis accompanied.

Travel Cost - $7,309.00
Lodging Cost - $461.48
Meal Cost - $335.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,106.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 27, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Leadership Summit
Notes - Spouse Lori McInnis accompanied. Transport costs include ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,589.50
Lodging Cost - $2,057.40
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,696.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - February 25, 2003 - February 25, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pascagoula, MS

Purpose - Mesa Verde Keel Laying
Notes - Transport costs include $100 for car, $1100 for plane

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - panelist of legislative conference
Notes - spouse Lori McInnis accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,898.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - leadership summit--served on panel
Notes - spouse Lori McInnis accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,605.80
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,612.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Fe, NM - Solana Beach, CA

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - spouse Lori McInnis accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,085.40
Lodging Cost - $322.77
Meal Cost - $188.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,596.45

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Intl Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Washington, DC (Dulles) - Taiwan (CKS International)

Travel Cost - $3,600.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $4,500.00

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.

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  • 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

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