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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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NORTHUP, ANNE M, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,225.33

Average cost per trip - $2,136.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 312 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Home Builders
Dates - February 10, 2001 - February 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $994.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,009.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Food Distributors International
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak to the annual business conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,696.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,716.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Coalition on Adoption
Dates - January 12, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Beijing, China

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - other expenses include translation, trips, trip preparation

Travel Cost - $4,825.94
Lodging Cost - $136.56
Meal Cost - $251.29
Other Cost - $182.44
Total Cost - $5,396.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Olympic Committee
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lake Placid, NY

Purpose - Site review
Notes - Took husband R. Wood and son Mark

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $680.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $2,150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's National Republican Club
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Award presentation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $995.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Traveled with Clinton C. Blair

Travel Cost - $710.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $192.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,180.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Louisville Medical Center Development Corporation
Dates - October 30, 2003 - October 31, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Winston-Salem, NC

Purpose - Visit the Piedmont Triad Research Park to learn best practices that can be replicated in establishing Louisville's Life Science Research Park
Notes - Went with Sherri Craig - her expenses don't seem to be included. Other expenses are for notebooks.

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $70.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $890.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Realtors
Dates - February 21, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - car service

Travel Cost - $521.45
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $566.05
Total Cost - $1,087.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard New Members Program Kennedy School
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To speak at Newly Elected Members Program and to speak at a Women's Political Program Official..
Notes - Louisville, KY - Boston, MA - Ft Myers, FL

Travel Cost - $316.80
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.80

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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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    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.
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    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.