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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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(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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REGULA, RALPH S, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $50,391.96

Average cost per trip - $4,581.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 123 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Martha Regula - other expenses were for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,426.00
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,951.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on US-Russia Relations
Notes - other expenses =ground transportation

Travel Cost - $4,317.26
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,817.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education
Notes - spouse: Mary Regula

Travel Cost - $1,139.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,372.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - speak to American Gas Association - public affairs and marketing forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $699.90
Lodging Cost - $128.82
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $848.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - participate in education conference
Notes - Spouse Mary Regula - meal in lodging cost - other cost is ground transport

Travel Cost - $4,022.00
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - other cost for rental car. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,091.50
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $82.84
Total Cost - $1,684.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - education conference
Notes - spouse, Martha Regula, other-airline change itinerary penalty fee, ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,244.80
Lodging Cost - $4,240.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $300.00
Total Cost - $9,024.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation
Dates - December 5, 2002 - December 5, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech at dedication of Safra Synagogue, NY, NY
Notes -

Travel Cost - $452.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $452.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - with spouse Mary - other covered ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,848.02
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $3,240.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $9,288.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Conference on Education
Notes - Cleveland - Cancun, Mexico - Cleveland

Travel Cost - $1,755.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $5,475.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Broad Foundation
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - 2005 Strategic Advisory Retreat w/national Education leaders to discuss future investment
Notes - Washington Dulles - Los Angeles - Cleveland, OH

Travel Cost - $923.02
Lodging Cost - $518.00
Meal Cost - $205.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,646.02

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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  • 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.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

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