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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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ROSS, MICHAEL A, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $48,876.69

Average cost per trip - $4,887.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 128 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 17, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - to attend 20th Annual congress-Budentag seminar
Notes - spouse, Holiday Ross

Travel Cost - $5,665.64
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,165.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry issues
Notes - other-none disclosed

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,118.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association for Homecare
Dates - October 8, 2003 - October 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - discuss Medicare reform with members of the association
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,888.49
Lodging Cost - $229.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,117.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 13, 2003 - March 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - learn about securities market issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $937.49
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $937.49

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - fact-finding trip to better understand the financial markets for the AgCmte. General Commodities to Risk Management sub culture jurisdiction. Overview of recent innovations and efforts to increase global industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,296.27
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,667.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - for member of congress and their staffs to view the I-49 route from Kansas City, MO to the Port of New Orleans and to create dialog and awareness through public meetings with Members of Congress and the I-49 International Coalition.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $965.72
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,261.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Establish and improve relations between members of the Committee on financial services and the New York Stock Exchange
Notes - with spouse Holly

Travel Cost - $2,717.88
Lodging Cost - $310.63
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,438.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - June 2, 2003 - June 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To discuss issues affecting capital markets and the investor community.
Notes - Child Sydney Beth Ross accompanied.

Travel Cost - $589.93
Lodging Cost - $397.20
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,008.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn, Australian Govt
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia

Purpose - To discuss issues of common interest between the two countries, including but not limited to the Australian Free Trade Agreement
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Sydney, Australia - Little Rock, AR

Travel Cost - $25,163.50
Lodging Cost - $1,997.70
Meal Cost - $651.84
Other Cost - $423.08
Total Cost - $28,236.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - HME News, United Publications
Dates - September 11, 2005 - September 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Attend and speak at the annual conference
Notes - Little Rock, AR - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $479.90
Lodging Cost - $446.98
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $926.88

Additional family members - Yes

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

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    The Utility of a PhD

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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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.