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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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(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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TANNER, JOHN S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $56,397.80

Average cost per trip - $4,699.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 110 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meet w/ Winn Dixie officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,129.00
Lodging Cost - $58.00
Meal Cost - $56.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,243.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Restaurant Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speech, visit trade show, meet with constituents
Notes - Spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $3,846.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,666.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronics Industry Alliance
Dates - January 30, 2002 - January 31, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,854.50
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,239.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding, education and people-to-people
Notes - other expenses are for local transportation

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cigar Association of America
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Homestead, VA

Purpose - Give a speech-meet with industry officials
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,658.00
Lodging Cost - $1,625.94
Meal Cost - $366.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,650.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses forum related activities.

Travel Cost - $2,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $814.00
Total Cost - $4,964.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Participate in seminar on policy
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $959.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $603.56
Other Cost - $140.56
Total Cost - $2,270.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,458.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conservation International
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose - view international conservation practices and U.S. technical assistance
Notes - other costs were gifts - spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $14,032.28
Lodging Cost - $1,164.96
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $85.00
Total Cost - $15,762.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industry Association
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in leadership forum
Notes - spouse Betty Ann Tanner - other cost for tours with group

Travel Cost - $811.55
Lodging Cost - $649.00
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,175.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Seminar on legislative issues; port security, wine industry concerns
Notes - DC - Napa Valley - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,890.16
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,125.34

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

  • 11.24.14

    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.