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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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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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WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL, Republican Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $33,632.38

Average cost per trip - $3,363.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 192 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bates Investment Company
Dates - July 8, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Mitchell, OR - The Dalles, OR

Purpose - Observe and discuss BLM access issues across privately owned lands
Notes -

Travel Cost - $416.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. Other costs for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $746.50
Lodging Cost - $681.26
Meal Cost - $10.44
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,498.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Dates - April 13, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - federal transportation issue discussion-educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $150.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in an educational conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,808.00
Lodging Cost - $1,320.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,328.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. 04/04/02 to 04/07/02 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $3,041.64
Lodging Cost - $249.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,291.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Medford, OR

Purpose - discussion of federal forestry issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan

Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $11,080.04
Lodging Cost - $1,990.14
Meal Cost - $1,353.84
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,424.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Notes - other covers taxi/shuttle from train station to airport

Travel Cost - $2,099.00
Lodging Cost - $318.72
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,537.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden - other costs were taxis - 04/16 through 04/18 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,343.44
Lodging Cost - $1,144.50
Meal Cost - $197.20
Other Cost - $17.00
Total Cost - $2,702.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Notes - Reno, NV - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,075.60
Lodging Cost - $572.25
Meal Cost - $135.20
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $1,873.05

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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    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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    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.