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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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CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL, Democratic Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,414.80

Average cost per trip - $764.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 451 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Stetson University
Dates - March 12, 2000 - March 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - DeLand, FL

Purpose - speaker at model U.S. Senate program
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $219.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $219.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Paper Company
Dates - April 4, 2000 - April 4, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - annual board meeting dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $433.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Post Properties
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - participant--Harvard Business School Club
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $622.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2000 - May 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, GA

Purpose - speaker at Chattahoochee Council of Boy Scouts of America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $630.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Association
Dates - July 31, 2000 - August 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $569.99
Lodging Cost - $565.32
Meal Cost - $81.70
Other Cost - $61.69
Total Cost - $1,278.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Motor Trucking Association
Dates - June 17, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - main speaker at Georgia Motor Trucking Association conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $184.21
Meal Cost - $108.72
Other Cost - $16.00
Total Cost - $308.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stetson University
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - DeLand, FL

Purpose - speaker at Stetson University Model U.S. Senate
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,135.50
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,254.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - appear on "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts"
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Washington, DC - Atlanta, GA

Travel Cost - $1,021.74
Lodging Cost - $273.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,295.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Economic Alliance High Tech Speed Rail Summit
Dates - March 18, 2001 - March 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlotte, NC

Purpose - conference speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,139.00
Lodging Cost - $189.49
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,328.49

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Coca Cola North America
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 12, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Warm Springs, GA

Purpose - FDR anniversary ceremony, little White House - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $759.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $759.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jackie Robinson Cairo Memorial Institute
Dates - February 9, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Thomasville, GA

Purpose - keynote speaker at Jackie Robinson state historical marker dedication scholarship
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $285.00

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.

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  • 11.10.14

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    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.
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    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.