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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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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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SANCHEZ, LINDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $54,623.90

Average cost per trip - $3,901.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 114 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Dallas Chapter
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - keynote breakfast speaker
Notes - other-taxi transportation

Travel Cost - $1,853.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $116.00
Total Cost - $2,114.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Israel - Chicago, IL

Purpose - education mission
Notes - other-security

Travel Cost - $3,911.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,809.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.26
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $191.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,583.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,223.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,543.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $559.70
Lodging Cost - $151.30
Meal Cost - $26.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $737.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - California Delegation Retreat 2003
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - other for "group activities"

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $716.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,246.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - congressional delegation to India - fact finding trip
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - lodging covers meals

Travel Cost - $17,338.94
Lodging Cost - $1,461.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,800.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - education
Notes - with spouse Mark - other for fee for educational license

Travel Cost - $3,500.00
Lodging Cost - $3,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Salvador, El Salvador

Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA - San Salvador, El Salvador - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $768.60
Lodging Cost - $260.60
Meal Cost - $30.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - Participation in the third annual United States - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Houston, TX - Morelia, Mexico - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $835.85
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $134.69
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,633.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Women Lawyers
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $617.10
Lodging Cost - $468.84
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,185.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Survey Singapore's international disaster-relief efforts to tsunami-hit countries, port security, and survey tsunami devastation and relief efforts in Sri Lanka
Notes - New York, NY - Newark, NJ - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Singapore - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $6,851.60
Lodging Cost - $843.16
Meal Cost - $277.23
Other Cost - $706.07
Total Cost - $8,678.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, United, Wellpoint, BCBS
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $782.34
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $265.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Justice
Dates - August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participant in an American Bar Association Convention panel
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $925.39
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.39

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.

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.