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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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RYAN, PAUL D, Republican Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $48,294.78

Average cost per trip - $5,366.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 131 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 9, 2001 - August 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Attended conference on health care regarding tax policy and the uninsured
Notes - Spouse Janna Ryan accompanied. No travel costs because Rep. Ryan was in the area on a personal trip. Other costs are for LD telephone charges.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $695.44
Meal Cost - $252.00
Other Cost - $12.34
Total Cost - $959.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - spouse, Janna Ryan, other: entry fees (museums)

Travel Cost - $960.00
Lodging Cost - $536.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $1,826.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tax Council
Dates - March 5, 2004 - March 9, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $1,042.20
Lodging Cost - $412.50
Meal Cost - $280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,734.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 9, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Qatar - Bahrain - United Arab Emirates

Purpose - conference
Notes - 4/6/04 to 4/9/04 at personal expense - with spouse Janna

Travel Cost - $18,179.24
Lodging Cost - $1,189.12
Meal Cost - $432.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,800.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - economic policy retreat
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $146.40
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $227.39
Other Cost - $76.29
Total Cost - $600.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - not specified
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $93.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL

Purpose - Panel participation on Social Security
Notes - Paul: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Washington, DC Janna: Milwaukee - Ft Lauderdale/Naples - Milwaukee ** Personal Expense 3/14/05 through 3/10/05

Travel Cost - $850.80
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $880.00
Other Cost - $286.64
Total Cost - $2,667.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Claremont Institute for Statesmanship & Political Philosophy
Dates - August 4, 2005 - August 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Rep. Ryan spoke at the Claremont Institute's Policy Conference Re: Social Security
Notes - Milwaukee - Aspen - Milwaukee Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,553.16
Lodging Cost - $1,726.20
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,599.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Milwaukee, WI - Tel Aviv, Israel - Milwaukee, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,702.66
Lodging Cost - $2,129.94
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,643.46
Total Cost - $14,724.54

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

  • 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.