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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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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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HUTCHINSON, TIM, Republican Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $11,562.90

Average cost per trip - $1,651.84
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 407 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of the U.S. Army
Dates - February 16, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - meet with army leadership to discuss army "transformation" and deliver keynote address at the AUSA winter symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - interview with ABC News
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Children First America
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaker at Children First America vision retreat on education issues and policy.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $850.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Panda Energy
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate. Coeur d'Alene, ID - El Dorado, AK

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Dates - March 8, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend, speak and participate in the annual conference of the association.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,827.50
Lodging Cost - $1,353.39
Meal Cost - $546.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,726.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Eureka Springs, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Sponsor not disclosed. Indicates amounts are estimates.Little Rock, AR - Eureka Springs, AR. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $761.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $761.00

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.
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    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.