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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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    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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NICKLES, DONALD LEE, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $93,878.70

Average cost per trip - $5,215.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 40 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Wine Spirits Wholesalers Association
Dates - January 11, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,796.60
Lodging Cost - $1,144.80
Meal Cost - $590.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,531.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,900.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 19, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $882.33
Lodging Cost - $308.58
Meal Cost - $195.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,386.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electric Power Supply Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,265.00
Lodging Cost - $292.05
Meal Cost - $95.62
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,777.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,985.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Northern California
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $512.25
Meal Cost - $162.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,875.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - speech/participate in 2001 transatlantic conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,249.66
Lodging Cost - $2,801.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,187.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - December 10, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Participate in the Augusta Public Policy Conference
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,395.50
Lodging Cost - $410.88
Meal Cost - $296.98
Other Cost - $543.20
Total Cost - $2,646.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 24, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $141.88
Lodging Cost - $581.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $723.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,060.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $490.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 6, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - congressional seminar
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor from Kesseler & Associates]

Travel Cost - $6,740.05
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $328.90
Other Cost - $101.20
Total Cost - $7,975.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,734.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,208.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speech at Clark Bardes Federal Policy Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,474.98
Lodging Cost - $673.62
Meal Cost - $281.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $2,579.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressional Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,987.80
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,647.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,915.80
Lodging Cost - $1,094.67
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,010.47

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Congressional issues forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,070.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $642.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,082.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Actuaries
Dates - October 17, 2004 - October 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Seminar and conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,403.95
Lodging Cost - $4,522.12
Meal Cost - $401.99
Other Cost - $378.74
Total Cost - $9,706.80

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.

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.