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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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SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $32,248.52

Average cost per trip - $4,606.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 202 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - education mission
Notes - spouse, Alfredia Scott, other-none specified

Travel Cost - $7,439.24
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,582.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - spouse, Alfredia Scott accompanied, other costs not specified, meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,535.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - education trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,445.68
Lodging Cost - $297.42
Meal Cost - $208.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,951.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Govt Relations Council
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Guest Speaker at the GoBusiness-Government Relations Council 2004 Annual Meeting
Notes - Atlanta, GA - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $1,598.40
Lodging Cost - $1,719.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,317.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Educational trip: 3 days exploration of the legacy of the US Civil Rights movement
Notes - Washington, DC - Alabama - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 3/4 - 3/6

Travel Cost - $930.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $1,582.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - British Govt
Dates - March 20, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Mutual educational and cultural exchange
Notes - Washington, DC - Scotland - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 3/20 - 3/25

Travel Cost - $5,096.00
Lodging Cost - $2,900.00
Meal Cost - $914.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,910.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Board of Trustees of Xavier Univ School of Medicine
Dates - September 17, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aruba

Purpose - Guest speaker at grand opening ceremony
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Aruba / Aruba - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,351.84
Lodging Cost - $568.12
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $3,369.96

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.

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  • 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.
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    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.