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American RadioWorks |
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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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PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 23
Total cost of trips - $40,801.61

Average cost per trip - $1,773.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 75 days
Rank of representative - 160 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Dates - May 27, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,708.20
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose listed

Travel Cost - $1,356.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $64.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Buckmasters, Ltd.
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $172.97
Lodging Cost - $398.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $77.00
Total Cost - $648.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speaker - CRP and Conservation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $397.50
Lodging Cost - $464.35
Meal Cost - $118.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Woolgrowers Association
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT

Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,233.75
Lodging Cost - $61.28
Meal Cost - $12.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,307.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in issues conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.25
Lodging Cost - $242.99
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $809.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - fact finding - speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $585.33
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $83.00
Total Cost - $918.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation, Rain Water Basin Joint Venture
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $52.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - meeting with local and state officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $122.32
Meal Cost - $26.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $894.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of Musicians
Dates - June 23, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose -
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $732.25
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $87.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $919.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $586.50
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $892.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meetings - food safe, bio-terrorism, food quality protection act
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,220.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.50
Lodging Cost - $618.03
Meal Cost - $406.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,614.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - panel participant
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $734.50
Lodging Cost - $427.15
Meal Cost - $38.00
Other Cost - $105.41
Total Cost - $1,305.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pollack, MS

Purpose - informative/agricultural education/CRP update
Notes - child, Jason Peterson, other-guides, licensing

Travel Cost - $3,812.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost - $1,930.00
Total Cost - $6,008.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - educational trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.72
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,471.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Advance America
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,459.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Dates - February 1, 2004 - February 2, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulfport, FL

Purpose - speech-meet with board-growers
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,489.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - MN

Purpose - Informative/agriculture/CRP update
Notes - Detroit Lakes - Herreid - Pollack - Detroit Lakes, MN (personal transportation)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $646.00
Total Cost - $724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Schwan Food Co
Dates - September 17, 2004 - September 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Grand Forks, ND

Purpose - Speaker - Schwan University - Business executives
Notes - Detroit Lakes, MN - Marshall, MN - Grand Forks, ND

Travel Cost - $2,024.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,036.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Frozen Food Institute
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Speech - Board of Directors - AFFI mid year Board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Montego Bay - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,181.49
Lodging Cost - $886.13
Meal Cost - $97.20
Other Cost - $133.43
Total Cost - $2,298.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $583.91
Lodging Cost - $210.95
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.86

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

  • 11.24.14

    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.