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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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(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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STABENOW, DEBBIE, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $32,760.72

Average cost per trip - $1,724.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 198 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 1, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - congressional panel speaker
Notes - meal and lodging together - "continental plan"

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $917.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Professional Women International
Dates - March 18, 2000 - March 18, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Port Huron, MI

Purpose - banquet speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $98.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $98.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Central Council MI Health and Hospital Association
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 5, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Gaylord, MI

Purpose - Keynote annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $82.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Orthopaedic Society Conference
Dates - June 16, 2001 - June 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - To keynote Michigan Orthopaedic Society conference
Notes - Alpena MI - Traverse City, MI - Lansing MI

Travel Cost - $855.63
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 31, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,150.00
Total Cost - $1,630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 30, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional chamber Leadership Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $980.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New Democratic Network
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - attend a 2002 New Democrat Network East Coast Retreat..
Notes -

Travel Cost - $130.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - May 29, 2003 - May 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend the Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Conference
Notes - Other costs include good faith estimate of food and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $420.00
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,976.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,451.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend a general policy session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $302.45
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $25.22
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $611.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,268.18
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,511.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - June 4, 2004 - June 6, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Other costs include good faith estimate of food and lodging.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $550.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $650.00
Total Cost - $1,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,090.00
Lodging Cost - $429.00
Meal Cost - $462.00
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,041.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Assn
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $340.00

Additional family members - NO


Sponsor(s) - Assn of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Speaking
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $595.44
Total Cost - $1,190.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 3, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - To attend Detroit Regional Chamber Leadership Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1,450.00
Total Cost - $2,230.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Habitat for Humanity
Dates - June 20, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Benton Harbor, MI

Purpose - Habitat for Humanity home build and speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Townships Assn
Dates - August 11, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $132.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $132.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $139.00

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
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    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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.