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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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(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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BOXER, BARBARA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $75,183.57

Average cost per trip - $4,698.97
Total number of days spent traveling - 73 days
Rank of representative - 62 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - To attend the JFK/School/Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied. At Turnberry Isle.

Travel Cost - $1,228.09
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $869.36
Other Cost - $79.95
Total Cost - $3,436.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 21, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - Conference on the Convergence of U.S. National Security and the Global Environment
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,975.60
Lodging Cost - $1,443.00
Meal Cost - $1,920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,338.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Conference on U.S. Policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,811.10
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,671.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 11, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Speak at an AIPAC conference
Notes - Spouse Stewart accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,725.22
Lodging Cost - $1,002.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,728.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes - Husband Stewart accompanied.

Travel Cost - $5,720.82
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - California Trade
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $758.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $352.00
Total Cost - $1,910.00

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 - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,220.20
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,345.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 28, 2002 - June 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - Participate in conference on global environment
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,091.00
Lodging Cost - $1,650.00
Meal Cost - $1,500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,241.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference in U.S. policy toward Columbia
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $2,696.96
Lodging Cost - $2,720.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,016.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 20, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To attend a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by husband, Stewart

Travel Cost - $4,565.00
Lodging Cost - $2,095.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,260.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - California delegation retreat, 2003
Notes - Actual reimbursement-traveled with spouse Steward Boxer-does not specify whether costs are separate or together

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $756.36
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,285.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nevada Democratic Party
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 21, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip air travel from San Francisco CA to Las Vegas NV and hotel accommodation for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sundance, UT

Purpose - At attend a conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,126.80
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,347.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,440.68
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,208.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - SS & K
Dates - June 1, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at 100 Days of Action event to benefit Genocide Intervention Fund
Notes -

Travel Cost - $381.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $381.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

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

Travel Cost - $3,050.00
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,012.00

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

  • 11.24.14

    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.