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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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MIKULSKI, BARBARA, Democratic Party
Maryland

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $18,238.95

Average cost per trip - $2,279.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 323 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Thomas Merton Center Foundation
Dates - May 29, 2000 - June 2, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $274.00
Lodging Cost - $319.00
Meal Cost - $94.50
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $727.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Partnership for Women and Families
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $865.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - educational -- to study Islamic culture and history and its impact on today's world
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,680.40
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,205.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - January 27, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Speaking engagement - lecture to students
Notes -

Travel Cost - $198.00
Lodging Cost - $176.41
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $374.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - February 8, 2003 - February 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To give a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $337.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $2,020.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,920.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,296.15
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mitchell Institute
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, ME

Purpose - Speaking engagement for scholarship program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $386.00
Lodging Cost - $189.00
Meal Cost - $87.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $662.95

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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  • 11.24.14

    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

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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.
  • 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.