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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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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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UDALL, MARK E, Democratic Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $13,796.14

Average cost per trip - $2,759.23
Total number of days spent traveling - 14 days
Rank of representative - 384 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thompson Island Education Center
Dates - February 2, 2000 - February 3, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,242.50
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,331.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - educational mission
Notes - took wife, Maggie L. Fox

Travel Cost - $8,141.00
Lodging Cost - $880.00
Meal Cost - $914.00
Other Cost - $590.00
Total Cost - $10,525.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National School Transportation Association, New York School Bus Contractors Association
Dates - July 20, 2003 - July 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the 39th annual meeting of the NSTA and NYSBCA in New York, NY
Notes - other covered transportation to and from the airport

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $52.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $527.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - July 19, 2004 - July 19, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To participate in meetings with each of the sponsoring organizations.
Notes - Denver, CO - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,093.85
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $38.79
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,132.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Third Way Institute, New Republic
Dates - September 16, 2005 - September 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Wye River, MD

Purpose - To participate in a national security retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Wye River, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $154.00
Meal Cost - $92.40
Other Cost - $33.60
Total Cost - $280.00

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.

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  • 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.