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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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LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $23,162.02

Average cost per trip - $2,105.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 271 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Junior Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 15, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - to receive top ten outstanding young American award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $445.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to their annual national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,736.50
Lodging Cost - $672.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,409.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Randolph-Macon Womens College
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lynchburg, VA

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $245.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $245.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $627.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Address the National Cotton Council's annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,416.00
Lodging Cost - $218.79
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,669.79

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 to Arkansas Nuclear One License Extension
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chi Omega Foundation
Dates - June 29, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Desert, CA

Purpose - Speak at convention and to receive the Woman of Achievement Award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $727.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $233.00
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arkansas Orthopedia Society
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 12, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Heber Springs, AK

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,035.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,035.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Policy retreat - participate in policy discussions on Homeland Security, national security, budget and taxes
Notes - Spouse and 2 children accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,600.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $3,194.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congress Health Policy Conference
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speech on healthcare
Notes - Turnberry Isle, FL

Travel Cost - $782.36
Lodging Cost - $1,351.13
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $3,100.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Spoke to Association of American Railroads' Legislative Conference on transportation infrastructure
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,321.80
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,965.80

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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    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.