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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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KYL, JON L, Republican Party
Arizona

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $46,213.50

Average cost per trip - $3,554.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 137 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - America West Airlines
Dates - August 17, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kalispell, MT

Purpose - speak to the America West board of directors' retreat
Notes - Kyl paid for 4th night, wife Caryll accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,297.00
Lodging Cost - $447.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,774.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - give keynote luncheon address at conference
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Los Angeles -Phoenix

Travel Cost - $236.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 22, 2001 - June 24, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - speaker at annual meeting
Notes - wife Caryll Kyl

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $710.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - May 6, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - featured speaker at the 40th annual Texas Congressional reception and dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,155.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Donors Forum on International Affairs
Dates - May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaker at the Donors' Forum meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $417.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $417.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in a panel discussion on counter terrorism
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $3,510.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $314.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,124.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Policy
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dana Point, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker for conference
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $1,061.00
Lodging Cost - $401.50
Meal Cost - $258.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,720.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hans Seidel Foundation
Dates - July 3, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany - Berlin, Germany

Purpose - Participate in conferences for Hanns Seidel Foundation and Aspen Institute
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Amounts include expenses of Caryll Kyl.

Travel Cost - $16,500.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 6, 2002 - October 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,075.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,075.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Participate in AEI World Forum panel discussion
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,953.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $384.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,697.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in the Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Caryll Kyl accompanied

Travel Cost - $246.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $549.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,112.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 2004 AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,640.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vail Valley Foundation, American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 24, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Moderator in group discussions for the 24th annual AEI World Forum
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $4,150.00
Lodging Cost - $380.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $5,183.00

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.

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.