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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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POMEROY, EARL RALPH, Democratic Party
North Dakota

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $45,003.92

Average cost per trip - $3,750.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 141 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech to MSDW Global Pensions Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $235.20
Lodging Cost - $272.67
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $573.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Speech to the National Farmers Union Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $601.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $744.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Life Insurance Co., Wellpoint Health Networks
Dates - May 31, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Thousand Oaks, CA - Newport Beach, CA

Purpose - Breakfast speech to Pacific Life; lunch speech to Wellpoint
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,421.25
Lodging Cost - $172.92
Meal Cost - $32.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,626.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Participate in Agriculture Committee Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Passe Club International
Dates - December 4, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speech to National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Notes - No location listed

Travel Cost - $544.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $562.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Save the Children, OXFAM, Academy for Educational Development
Dates - January 21, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Mali - Ghana

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Other expenses for incidentals

Travel Cost - $5,008.50
Lodging Cost - $465.56
Meal Cost - $181.58
Other Cost - $31.96
Total Cost - $5,687.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Japan External Trade Organization
Dates - August 24, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Keynote address as Global Aging Initiative Commission Member
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,746.25
Lodging Cost - $995.69
Meal Cost - $520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,261.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea

Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,688.30
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,838.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council on Compensation Insurance
Dates - May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote speech at NCCI's Annual Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.70
Lodging Cost - $235.00
Meal Cost - $119.19
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,688.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - This trip was designed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the US and Malaysia as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meeting is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,297.92
Lodging Cost - $363.00
Meal Cost - $126.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,786.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - This trip designed to strength the bilateral relationship between the US and the Republic of Korea as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meetings held is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,378.92
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $7,078.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - March 24, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, MN

Purpose - Discuss Social Security
Notes - Fargo, ND - Rochester, MN - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $881.81
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $8.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $889.81

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.