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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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STUPAK, BART, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $50,691.16

Average cost per trip - $5,069.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 122 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Group
Dates - February 10, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - policy conference regarding electric industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $811.00
Lodging Cost - $463.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,374.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - May 27, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, England - London, England

Purpose - Informational trip to learn about nuclear energy, nuclear waste disposal and nuclear plant decommissioning.
Notes - spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,780.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Co.
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding visit of Williams Co., energy industry.
Notes - Spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied - desitination not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,766.36
Lodging Cost - $292.42
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,079.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Association of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement for annual MAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $180.51
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - accompanied by spouse Laurie Stupak. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,125.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $849.84
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,892.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Issues conference
Notes - Laurie Stupak, spouse-Other expenses are for a blanket.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $214.42
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $528.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat - Issues and Policy Conference
Notes - other expenses for golf and $30 DLC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $813.32
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $3,023.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - Keystone Energy Board Conference - discuss energy bill and proposed reforms
Notes - spouse - Laurie Stupak

Travel Cost - $1,692.08
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,732.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France

Purpose - Tour of Spanish and French nuclear facilities and discussions with industry officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France - Green Bay, WI Including spouse Personal Expenses: 5/30 - 6/1

Travel Cost - $13,518.52
Lodging Cost - $2,307.96
Meal Cost - $3,952.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,778.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Congressman: Atlanta, GA - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Mrs. Stupak: Green Bay, WI - Ft Lauderdale - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,488.50
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $1,082.60
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $3,976.32

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.