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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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SAWYER, THOMAS, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $52,286.35

Average cost per trip - $4,357.20
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 119 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy

Purpose - Study trip
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joyce H. Sawyer

Travel Cost - $8,186.50
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost - $858.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,394.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on global environment
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joyce H. Sawyer

Travel Cost - $2,422.60
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,626.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Participate in mid-year assessment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,036.00
Lodging Cost - $854.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,890.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,680.60
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $3,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,380.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Informal Coalition
Dates - June 13, 2001 - June 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Electric transmission policy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $675.28
Lodging Cost - $291.79
Meal Cost - $386.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,353.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 11, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sotogrande, Spain

Purpose - mid-year assessment
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer accompanied.

Travel Cost - $7,395.60
Lodging Cost - $429.00
Meal Cost - $438.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,262.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Social Research
Dates - January 15, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Participate in Martin Luther King event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $659.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $659.00

Additional family members - No


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 Joyce Sawyer accompanied. Meals including in lodging costs.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $949.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,201.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - convergence of US national security and the global environment
Notes - child Amanda Sawyer

Travel Cost - $4,792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,942.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Informal Coalition
Dates - May 13, 2002 - May 15, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - electric transmission policy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $675.28
Lodging Cost - $291.79
Meal Cost - $386.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,353.82

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - education conference participation
Notes - spouse Joyce Sawyer - lodging incl meals

Travel Cost - $1,459.00
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,169.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Infinity HealthCare Inc.
Dates - April 27, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - address Frontlines Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $810.00
Lodging Cost - $243.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,053.41

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.