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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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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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WOOLSEY, LYNN C, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $56,404.35

Average cost per trip - $4,338.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 109 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Coalition for Peace Action
Dates - November 2, 2000 - November 3, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Princeton, NJ

Purpose - speak at 21st annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $174.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $294.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - November 27, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - IMDI-Singapore Board Room Briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,150.40
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,350.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 4, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - Visit historical civil rights sites in Alabama
Notes - Friend Rev. Glenda Hope accompanied. Member and guest paid $500 each.

Travel Cost - $1,442.00
Lodging Cost - $428.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Brookings Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $248.00
Lodging Cost - $784.12
Meal Cost - $262.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,294.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange, U.S. Parialmentary Exchange Program
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Osaka, Japan

Purpose - to create a constructive dialogue on issues of importance to the US and Japan
Notes - child Amy Critchett accompanied.

Travel Cost - $11,262.62
Lodging Cost - $1,578.22
Meal Cost - $1,400.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,240.85

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jamaica

Purpose - education reform conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,465.96
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,395.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2003 - July 3, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - participate in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - other not specified

Travel Cost - $1,950.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,875.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $278.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Brazil
Notes - other costs - taxis

Travel Cost - $1,973.50
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $760.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,533.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - other costs - ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,563.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,383.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $265.20
Lodging Cost - $256.00
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $626.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To Participate In a Conference on Education Reform
Notes - San Francisco - Denver - Cancun / Cancun - Houston - San Francisco

Travel Cost - $1,268.40
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,128.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 7, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Tel Aviv / Tel Aviv - San Francisco, CA

Travel Cost - $4,658.55
Lodging Cost - $2,223.00
Meal Cost - $457.00
Other Cost - $1,495.67
Total Cost - $8,834.22

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.

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.