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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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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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QUINN, JACK, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $30,812.36

Average cost per trip - $3,851.55
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 215 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - July 14, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - recipient of annual award and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $160.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $160.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Beth Quinn accompanied. Other costs are for car rental.

Travel Cost - $3,380.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $355.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $4,695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Cherbourg, France

Purpose - fact finding trip to European Nuclear sites
Notes - Spouse Mary Beth Quinn accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,406.40
Lodging Cost - $1,625.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,131.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes - other costs are for transportation to and from the airport.

Travel Cost - $979.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $385.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $2,364.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Progress Institute
Dates - April 3, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $968.50
Lodging Cost - $231.99
Meal Cost - $185.85
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,386.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - spouse, Mary Beth Quinn accompanied. Transport costs include rental car.

Travel Cost - $892.91
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $516.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,656.91

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads (AAR)
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaker on panel and site visit - Annual conference for legislation - Discussion of TEALU Bill in 2005 and grade crossing safety. Also discussed and visited remote control devices
Notes - Buffalo, NY - Palm Beach, FL - Buffalo, NY

Travel Cost - $431.60
Lodging Cost - $1,036.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $2,298.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Restoration weekend - retreat for policy and legislative review discussion of homeland security border safety "Al Qaeda 6" in Lackawanna, NY - FBI, CIA cooperation
Notes - Buffalo, NY - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Buffalo, NY

Travel Cost - $215.41
Lodging Cost - $904.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.61

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.

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    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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