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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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MCCONNELL, MITCH, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,161.84

Average cost per trip - $2,129.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 315 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - March 5, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - to speak at AIPAC's annual Palm Beach Washington Club meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $527.00
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Peabody Group, St. Louis MO
Dates - February 12, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Madisonville, KY

Purpose - To announce opening of new Peabody plan in Muhlenberg County, KY
Notes - Madisonville, KY - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $354.99
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $354.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - Remarks at Cleveland Committee for AIPAC reception and dinner honoring AIPAC president, Tim Wuliger
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.50
Lodging Cost - $190.24
Meal Cost - $16.57
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,407.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America
Dates - December 8, 2001 - December 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote dinner event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Armenian Independence, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
Notes - lodging: senator and wife, Elaine Chao, stayed with a friend. Washington, DC -- Los Angeles, CA -- Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,214.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,214.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Notes - Meal and lodging expenses include those of my wife, Elaine Chao, whose attendance was "appropriate to assist in the representation of the Senate (rule 35.2 (d) (f)). Senator's transpiration costs only - that of his wife was paid by NRSC

Travel Cost - $1,134.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $335.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - annual convention, to be presented with AFBF Distinguished Service Award on 1/6, and to attend Kentucky Farm Bureau breakfast 1/7
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,924.50
Lodging Cost - $235.20
Meal Cost - $30.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,190.51

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Attendance at annual Senate Leadership Retreat
Notes - Congressional Institute is at 401 Wythe St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Travel Cost - $123.00
Lodging Cost - $317.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $739.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement and panel participation - AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,570.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,210.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - Aspen Institute conference related to US/EU/Russia relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,474.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,436.15

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.