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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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NORWOOD, CHARLES W, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $25,942.56

Average cost per trip - $2,161.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 249 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Dental Association
Dates - July 28, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Took wife Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $790.00
Lodging Cost - $334.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,294.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Dental Association
Dates - May 18, 2000 - May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - TN

Purpose - to address their members
Notes - no destination listed. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $793.00
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - August 16, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $4,414.00
Lodging Cost - $546.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,060.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Reliant Energy
Dates - December 26, 2001 - December 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Breakfast briefing and hunting excursion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $691.50
Lodging Cost - $84.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina Dental School
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chapel Hill, NC

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - No location specified - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $1,377.60
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.62
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,406.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Lung Association, American Thoracic Society
Dates - May 18, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Serve as Plenary Speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood

Travel Cost - $2,333.00
Lodging Cost - $238.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - attend cable 2002 convention, speech at public policy lunch
Notes - accompanied by spouse Gloria Norwood. [assumed destintion]

Travel Cost - $1,968.00
Lodging Cost - $1,030.80
Meal Cost - $751.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,750.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brown University Public Policy Forum
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI

Purpose - speech
Notes - other expenses include taxi. Brown University

Travel Cost - $1,565.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Rhode Island Medical Association
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Providence, RI - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - RIMS conference-keynote speech
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood-speaker's gift, public transportation-other

Travel Cost - $1,851.00
Lodging Cost - $378.56
Meal Cost - $106.43
Other Cost - $88.40
Total Cost - $2,424.39

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Dental Association
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speak at ADA Annual Meeting
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,364.00
Lodging Cost - $1,072.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,436.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - participate in Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse, Mrs. Gloria Norwood accompanied. Other costs are for conference jacket and tote bag.

Travel Cost - $1,177.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $979.47
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,516.74

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)
Dates - June 5, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 2004 Public Service Award
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC 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

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.
  • 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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    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.