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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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PENCE, MIKE, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $26,381.42

Average cost per trip - $1,551.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 246 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, New Atlantic Initiative, part of American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC
Dates - September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - Attend conference on international terrorism
Notes -

Travel Cost - $760.00
Lodging Cost - $415.88
Meal Cost - $90.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,266.58

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Karen Pence and three children

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $72.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $347.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vanderburg Co. Right to Life, Tri-State Athletic Club
Dates - April 22, 2002 - April 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Evansville, IN

Purpose - official, promote pro-life issues to state of Indiana. Vanderburg Co Right to Life paid for travel and meals, Tri-State Athletic Club paid for lodging.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $492.50
Lodging Cost - $71.50
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $589.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 6, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, RSC retreat
Notes - form submitted year late

Travel Cost - $42.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $168.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $385.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 4, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Official: promote pro-Israel Issues
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $339.00
Lodging Cost - $140.56
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $654.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - official congressional retreat-Educational
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Right to Work Committee
Dates - January 24, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - official: promote right to work issues
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $643.00
Lodging Cost - $459.26
Meal Cost - $154.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,256.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - official; promote government and conservative issues
Notes - spouse, Mrs. Karen Pence

Travel Cost - $625.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $668.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,809.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse, Karen Pence

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $256.20
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $484.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2004 - April 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - official; promote congressional and conservative national issues
Notes - other: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $342.19
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost - $270.00
Total Cost - $648.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - March 6, 2004 - March 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - official: promote congressional and conservative national issues
Notes - child, Michael J. Pence, other: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,087.40
Lodging Cost - $205.00
Meal Cost - $550.00
Other Cost - $272.00
Total Cost - $2,114.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - fact-finding trip as a member of medeast and central asia (subcommittee on IR committee)
Notes - spouse, Karen Pence, other: tour bus, guide, security

Travel Cost - $6,503.00
Lodging Cost - $776.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost - $1,052.00
Total Cost - $8,871.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Richard Norman Co
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Speak to Conservative Retreat officials; speak to promote Congressional and Conservative National Issues
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $196.88
Meal Cost - $63.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $226.80
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,300.41

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation, Pepperdine Univ
Dates - August 15, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $75.00
Lodging Cost - $1,431.00
Meal Cost - $1,157.90
Other Cost - $98.00
Total Cost - $2,761.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Inland Press Assn
Dates - October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Official; to promote Congressional and Legislative issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $398.90
Lodging Cost - $209.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $667.90

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.
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    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.