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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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SABO, MARTIN OLAV, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $28,716.88

Average cost per trip - $3,589.61
Total number of days spent traveling - 37 days
Rank of representative - 227 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 13, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Sylvia Sabo - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,676.00
Lodging Cost - $2,580.00
Meal Cost - $2,340.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,796.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - to participate in legislative conference
Notes - Spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $879.00
Lodging Cost - $1,125.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $3,104.00

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 on a conference on education
Notes - Spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,837.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,070.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Sylvia accompanied. Meal costs are included in the lodging expense. Other expenses are for registration fees.

Travel Cost - $254.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,354.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Sylvia Lee Sabo

Travel Cost - $5,877.40
Lodging Cost - $1,030.60
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,808.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat 2003
Notes - spouse, Sylvia Sabo accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $644.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $994.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kailua, HI - Kona, HI

Purpose - 2003 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - spouse, Sylvia Sabo accompanied. Transport costs were zero because it was "Rogers CODEL'.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $451.19
Meal Cost - $195.89
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $647.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - 2005 Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Kona HI

Travel Cost - $2,175.40
Lodging Cost - $1,143.40
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,943.80

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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    The Roosevelts as a political team

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