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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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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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JEFFORDS, JAMES M, Independent Party
Vermont

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $43,623.78

Average cost per trip - $2,908.25
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 149 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Educational Finance Group
Dates - February 4, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker on higher education lending issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $836.50
Lodging Cost - $246.00
Meal Cost - $18.53
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,101.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - conference on education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,081.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

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

Travel Cost - $5,485.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,765.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lake Tahoe, NV

Purpose - attend dairy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $204.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Globe USA
Dates - July 13, 2001 - July 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Conference on clean technologies and alternative energy as ways of reducing gas emissions and addressing global climate change
Notes - amount includes lodging and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Long Beach Education Partnership Seamless Education
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Long Beach, CA

Purpose - To attend conference on education
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $2,112.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,202.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harlem Business Alliance
Dates - December 6, 2002 - December 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Attend and speak at "Profiles in Courage" Awards
Notes -

Travel Cost - $234.00
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,334.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Inc.
Dates - February 21, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,302.00
Lodging Cost - $1,012.00
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,354.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Transportation Research Board
Dates - October 27, 2002 - October 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech to transportation group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,204.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,204.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Society for Ethical Culture in the City of New York
Dates - March 8, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual awards ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.00
Lodging Cost - $274.67
Meal Cost - $73.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $681.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc.
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To attend/speak at annual meeting and conference
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $381.21
Meal Cost - $475.07
Other Cost - $39.00
Total Cost - $895.28

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend JFK School of Government/The Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,425.50
Lodging Cost - $881.40
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,382.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 23, 2004 - May 28, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - Mrs. Jeffords accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,925.50
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,168.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on Education Reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,721.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,341.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Int'l Policy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - To encourage greater trade with the State of Vermont and to investigate the current political and economic status of Cuba
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,450.00

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.

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 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.