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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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GRAHAM, BOB, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $71,397.90

Average cost per trip - $5,949.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 79 days
Rank of representative - 71 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Brazil - Bolivia

Purpose - To participate as part of the delegation traveling to Latin America for Inter-American Dialogue
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,943.90
Lodging Cost - $446.40
Meal Cost - $89.90
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $3,508.20

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on United States policy toward Cuba
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,792.00
Meal Cost - $1,296.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,192.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,367.02
Lodging Cost - $966.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,433.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Senator Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,598.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,148.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. National security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,361.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,841.20

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 US-Russia relations sponsored by the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,758.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,258.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in the Congressional program of Aspen Institute conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,822.12
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $6,512.12

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled U.S. Policy Toward Columbia, as part of the Congressional Program of the Aspen Inst.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,768.96
Lodging Cost - $2,176.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $160.00
Total Cost - $5,384.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in World Economic Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,727.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in the conference on U.S. - China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,573.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,848.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 14, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (14 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute, conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - (actual conference dates August 22-27, 2004)

Travel Cost - $5,696.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,701.00

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

    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.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.