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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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    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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HAGEL, CHARLES T, Republican Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 29
Total cost of trips - $36,521.16

Average cost per trip - $1,259.35
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 178 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Sam Nunn Policy Forum, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia, 204 Baldwin Hall, Athens, GA 30602
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Athens, GA

Purpose - To speak at Sam Nunn Policy forum
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $95.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 10, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Attend senior advisory committee meeting
Notes - Senator Hagel is a member of the committee; good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $647.00
Lodging Cost - $236.15
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $923.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Dayton Law School
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dayton, OH

Purpose - To deliver commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $877.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $877.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speak at annual executive conference
Notes - Good faith estimate. Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $758.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $758.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bilderberg Conference, the Netherlands
Dates - May 31, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Brussels, Belgium

Purpose - Speak at the Bilderberg International Conference
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $96.00
Lodging Cost - $372.00
Meal Cost - $295.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $763.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111
Dates - August 22, 2000 - August 22, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Keynote speaker at 101st National Convention
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $932.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Horatio Alger Association
Dates - September 21, 2000 - September 21, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Williamsburg, VA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,955.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,955.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business & Industry Political Action Committee
Dates - November 16, 2000 - November 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at BIPAC fall board meeting
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $671.00
Lodging Cost - $288.85
Meal Cost - $159.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,118.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cincinnati, OH

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Trans Atlantic Business Dialogue Conference
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,658.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,708.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Executive Council on Diplomacy
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for international global warming policy conference
Notes - Mrs. Hagel accompanied. Good faith estimate.

Travel Cost - $6,806.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,079.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Inland Press Association
Dates - October 22, 2001 - October 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote speaker for 116th annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $470.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $1.00
Total Cost - $471.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Israel Policy Forum
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 8, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak at Israel Policy Forum annual dinner and Israel Policy Forum breakfast
Notes -

Travel Cost - $455.50
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $680.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Insurance Information Institute
Dates - January 9, 2001 - January 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker address to the Property/Casualty Insurance joint industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $505.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $505.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Omaha, NE

Purpose - Honoree for "Headliner of the Year" award and introduction
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,323.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,423.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - April 8, 2001 - April 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Attend senior advisory committee meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $681.00
Lodging Cost - $281.13
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $992.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Guest speaker for EEI's policy committee on public and governmental affairs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,283.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,283.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - October 17, 2001 - October 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speak at the ARCO forum of public affairs discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $617.44
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $617.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Houston Forum
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - guest speaker for luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $187.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $187.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - May 20, 2002 - May 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech to members
Notes -

Travel Cost - $412.50
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $567.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Israel Policy Forum
Dates - April 7, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - serve as honorary co-chairman of tribute dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $370.71
Lodging Cost - $295.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $666.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - December 16, 2002 - December 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech to members
Notes -

Travel Cost - $836.06
Lodging Cost - $159.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $995.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Notre Dame
Dates - January 24, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - South Bend, IN

Purpose - speech to students
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,067.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,067.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Jewish Congress
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech
Notes - New York, NY (Teeterboro, NJ Airport)

Travel Cost - $2,544.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,544.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - July 19, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - speak at American Bankers Association annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,218.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,668.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Omaha, NE

Purpose - fact-finding and remarks at event
Notes - Omaha, NE - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $635.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $635.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - June 11, 2004 - June 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $690.06
Lodging Cost - $200.84
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $890.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.20
Lodging Cost - $219.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $442.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Centre Francais sur les Etats-Unis (CFE)
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - Official travel authorized by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,174.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,174.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kingdom of Bahrain, Intl Institute for Strategic Studies
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Bahrain

Purpose - Official travel authorized by Senate Foreign Relations Committee to attend IISS Gulf Dialogue conference
Notes -

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

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

  • 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.