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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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BENNETT, ROBERT F, Republican Party
Utah

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $74,108.84

Average cost per trip - $4,117.16
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 63 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 26, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,806.20
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,131.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conference Group, Ltd.
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Address the Pricewaterhouse Coopers Property Casualty Executive Conference as member of Banking Committee and Chairman of the Financial Institutions Subcommittee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,214.00
Lodging Cost - $449.24
Meal Cost - $33.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,696.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Direct Marketing Association
Dates - March 4, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - to address the Direct Marketing Association leaders forum regarding privacy, tax and other banking issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,791.78
Lodging Cost - $357.50
Meal Cost - $219.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,369.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,046.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,326.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at AIPAC Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $191.50
Lodging Cost - $243.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $434.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,039.16
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,164.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Tuscon, AZ

Purpose - To participate in a transatlantic Policy Network Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $355.50
Lodging Cost - $159.00
Meal Cost - $78.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $592.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,018.00
Lodging Cost - $1,921.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 13, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - TPN Spring meeting
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $3,367.88
Lodging Cost - $361.26
Meal Cost - $215.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,944.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senior Leadership Retreat
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $123.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $739.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - JFK School of Government/The Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Actual reimbursement-transportation includes car and flight-lodging cost includes two nights-other costs include jacket $35-pedometer $21

Travel Cost - $598.50
Lodging Cost - $1,805.98
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,935.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Utah Automobile Dealers Assn
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 22, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,136.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,065.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,076.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network (TPN)
Dates - May 14, 2005 - May 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Senator Bennett is the Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker
Notes - Including spouse They stayed in their home / Half of travel was for Mrs. Bennett Meal expenses: including Mrs. Bennett

Travel Cost - $2,406.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,660.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated in a conference on Political Islam
Notes - Including spouse (Half of all of expenses was for Mrs. Bennett)

Travel Cost - $4,348.80
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,798.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Paris, France - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Senator Bennett is a Chairman of this organization, so he attended, participated, and spoke as the keynote speaker in a series of events
Notes - London - Paris - Brussels

Travel Cost - $5,996.00
Lodging Cost - $2,044.90
Meal Cost - $235.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,276.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated in a conference on US/Russian/European relations
Notes - Including spouse Half of expense is for Mrs. Bennett

Travel Cost - $6,884.30
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,846.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
Dates - October 30, 2005 - October 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Senator Bennett participated and spoke at their conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,970.00
Lodging Cost - $168.00
Meal Cost - $41.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,179.00

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.

Recent Posts

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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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.