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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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MOORE, DENNIS, Democratic Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $57,677.74

Average cost per trip - $4,806.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 102 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took spouse Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $513.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $958.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Merrill Lynch, NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Banking and UN fact-finding mission
Notes - Took wife Stephanie Moore

Travel Cost - $1,258.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $482.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,922.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - retreat/ strategy and policy
Notes - other expenses include dinner cruise

Travel Cost - $483.50
Lodging Cost - $1,009.68
Meal Cost - $387.11
Other Cost - $230.66
Total Cost - $2,110.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied. Meals included in the lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Asia Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore

Travel Cost - $18,592.30
Lodging Cost - $1,066.67
Meal Cost - $146.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,805.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Spouse paid for own airfare. Other cost is airport departure tax.

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Redmond, WA

Purpose -
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore. Transport cost includes ground transportation ($263.07)

Travel Cost - $4,555.91
Lodging Cost - $523.54
Meal Cost - $530.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,610.43

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Educational tour of Napa Valley
Notes - Accompanied by wife Stephene Moore -- Other cost: Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Event Tickets

Travel Cost - $4,031.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $423.50
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $5,609.14

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - dialogue with NASDAQ listed businesses
Notes - spouse - Stephane Moore - personal day was 4/5

Travel Cost - $3,712.80
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $1,062.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,719.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Attend and participate in the NASDAQ Leadership Summit
Notes - Spouse Stephene Moore accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,589.00
Lodging Cost - $1,543.05
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,182.05

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn
Dates - April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Notes - Kansas City - Miami / Miami - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,125.80
Lodging Cost - $1,067.85
Meal Cost - $1,355.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,549.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heart to Heart Int'l of Olathe Kansas
Dates - September 4, 2005 - September 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Survey damage & relief efforts following hurricane Katrina
Notes - Kansas City, KS - New Orleans, LA - Kansas City, KS

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

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.

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.