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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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NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $35,858.15

Average cost per trip - $3,259.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 180 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Dates - February 15, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose -
Notes - other expenses not specified - spouse Joyce Miller - no purpose

Travel Cost - $3,082.00
Lodging Cost - $761.00
Meal Cost - $466.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,359.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - League of American Theaters and Producers, Theatre Communications Group
Dates - June 17, 2000 - June 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Panel discussion on theater-participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $227.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $227.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Comedy Central
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Panelist on "Turning the Tables: Politicians Grill the Media"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $768.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $1,033.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,635.25
Lodging Cost - $482.40
Meal Cost - $38.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,155.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Civil Liberties Union
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $388.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc., United Jewish Appeal
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Ground transportation and meals included in lodging

Travel Cost - $2,941.00
Lodging Cost - $379.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - participate in legislative conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joyce Miller

Travel Cost - $4,309.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,509.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Public Radio
Dates - June 11, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Taping of debate on Consumer bankruptcy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $192.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $192.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL

Purpose - Pilgrimage visiting historic civil rights sites
Notes - Other cost is for entry fee

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $413.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - participate in panel discussion at legislative conference
Notes - went with Joyce Miller - filed June 11

Travel Cost - $3,722.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,631.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - personal expense 08/11/2003 to 08/12/2003, other costs are for security, went with spouse Josephine Miller

Travel Cost - $7,486.00
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,629.30

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

  • 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.