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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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PETRI, TOM, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,303.95

Average cost per trip - $1,484.92
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 310 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speak to legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,496.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $182.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speech at legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $748.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $748.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Public Transportation Association
Dates - October 2, 2001 - October 2, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attend APTA conference
Notes - No location specified

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - attend and speak at conference on national railroad issues
Notes - accompanied by spouse Anne Petri

Travel Cost - $641.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,001.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - speak at seminar with local officials and private sector on federal highway funding and reauthorization of TEA 21
Notes -

Travel Cost - $304.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $17.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $321.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speak at conference about TEA21 Reauthorization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $376.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $391.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hinkley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speak at political science conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $52.78
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $539.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Supply Institute
Dates - April 14, 2004 - April 14, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - to address RSI conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $839.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Notes - LaJolla, CA - Denver, CO

Travel Cost - $541.63
Lodging Cost - $326.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,027.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bicycle Business Leadership Conference
Dates - February 6, 2004 - February 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,148.20
Lodging Cost - $138.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,286.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Japan Legislative Exchange Program
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Attend and participate in legislative exchange program
Notes - Washington, DC - Tokyo, Japan - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $7,997.87
Lodging Cost - $345.79
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,343.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Participation in a roundtable discussion on Kid's Accounts - A Platform for Financial Security
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $339.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $342.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - French American Foundation
Dates - February 21, 2005 - February 22, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US-French Congressional Roundtable
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France (one-way ticket)

Travel Cost - $1,640.10
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,085.10

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.