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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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YOUNG, DON E, Republican Party
Alaska

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $83,705.13

Average cost per trip - $3,985.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 82 days
Rank of representative - 55 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - At-Sea Processors Association
Dates - May 4, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - give a speech/annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,342.51
Lodging Cost - $1,270.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,742.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Dates - May 26, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - dates at personal expense-6/1/2000-6/3/2000

Travel Cost - $6,937.00
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,657.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Maritime Officers
Dates - December 21, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dania, FL

Purpose - speak and tour maritime training center
Notes - lodging and meal=450

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - June 26, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - speak to outdoor writers assoc. of amer
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,420.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speak at annual conv. And participate in legis. Workshop
Notes - under lodging - 3 nights

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $319.20
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $594.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cook Inlet Regional Corporation
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to board members
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,550.00
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost - $448.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $5,403.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - attend meeting and seminar with California Wildlife Conservation organizations
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,212.00
Lodging Cost - $506.67
Meal Cost - $370.27
Other Cost - $78.00
Total Cost - $6,166.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speech - tri funds annual conference.
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,653.08
Lodging Cost - $1,246.93
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $5,200.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - September 22, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ruidoso, NM

Purpose - fact finding - Museum of American West
Notes - The sponsor was not disclosed. No lodging costs were disclosed for an overnight trip.

Travel Cost - $1,483.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,483.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at annual convention
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,797.00
Lodging Cost - $1,427.00
Meal Cost - $1,425.00
Other Cost - $122.00
Total Cost - $7,771.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Maritime Officers
Dates - February 2, 2002 - February 6, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dania, FL

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes - spouse Lu Young accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,240.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,680.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 19, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to AGC convention and other industry groups
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,740.00
Lodging Cost - $1,962.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $7,142.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - MTD Exec Board Convention and presentation
Notes - with spouse Lu Young - meal expenses included in lodging

Travel Cost - $4,400.10
Lodging Cost - $1,423.32
Meal Cost - $40.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,863.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $1,412.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $832.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,076.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable: country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable country of origin labeling and WIC reauthorization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,392.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,542.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Guardian Air Service
Dates - April 14, 2003 - April 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Ontario, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - transportation briefings
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Totem Ocean Trailer Express
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Christening of the MV Northstar
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $7,421.00
Lodging Cost - $993.60
Meal Cost - $536.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,950.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - West Start, Calstart, UTC, Irisbus, BP, Ballard, Daimler Chrysler
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Madrid, Spain - Barcelona, Spain - Heidleberg, Germany

Purpose - European Fuel Cell Development
Notes - 4/9-411 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $1,400.00
Meal Cost - $875.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of General Contractors, Phoenix
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - address AGC Phoenix annual dinner
Notes - spouse - Lu Young

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,897.91
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,247.91

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Warren Chisholm Benefit to Keep Texas Beautiful
Dates - March 3, 2005 - March 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Honorary Host and Guest Speaker
Notes - DC - Austin - Little Rock

Travel Cost - $3,814.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $209.88
Other Cost - $65.94
Total Cost - $4,089.82

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.

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  • 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.