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.

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.

Back to all reports


WOLF, FRANK R, Republican Party
Virginia

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $25,969.43

Average cost per trip - $4,328.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 41 days
Rank of representative - 248 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Greece - Serbia - Croatia - Macedonia - Kosovo

Purpose - meetings w government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,681.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation, University of Nation
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - spouse, Carolyn

Travel Cost - $2,632.50
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,482.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Beirut, Lebanon

Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Notes - Spouse Carolyn Wolf accompanied. (There were no lodging expenses disclosed for this week-long trip - and no dates listed at personal expense.)

Travel Cost - $1,901.08
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,901.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Albania - Rome, Italy

Purpose - meetings with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities - meeting in Rome regarding world food program, hunger and foreign assistance
Notes - with spouse Carolyn Wolf

Travel Cost - $2,314.00
Lodging Cost - $210.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,524.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Trinity Forum
Dates - September 6, 2002 - September 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Royal Oak, MD

Purpose - leadership retreat for members. Osprey Point Leadership Center, MD
Notes - filed a year late - with spouse Carolyn Wolf - $70 other not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $200.85
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $670.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 14, 2004 - February 20, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - U.S.-German Roundtable conference - visit embassy for briefings and meetings with U.S. government officials
Notes - Spouse - Carolyn Wolf - 2/15 - 2/17 paid at no expense

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,075.00

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.