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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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MORAN, JERRY, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $7,697.17

Average cost per trip - $699.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 462 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost - $345.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Agricultural Retailers Association
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Education/legislative award recipient
Notes - other expenses for parking and tolls

Travel Cost - $403.12
Lodging Cost - $203.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $25.95
Total Cost - $732.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $862.12
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Council
Dates - September 22, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $593.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $968.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Mercantile Exchange
Dates - June 15, 2003 - June 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost - $321.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $272.70
Lodging Cost - $134.10
Meal Cost - $11.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,257.75
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $181.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,440.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farmers Rice Cooperative
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver - Sacramento - Denver This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - December 12, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO Any time not at sponsor's expense: One day This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hays Medical Center
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hays, KS - Vail, CO - Hays, KS This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice Cooperative
Dates - November 22, 2004 - November 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge - Kansas City, MO This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    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.