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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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SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $18,315.13

Average cost per trip - $1,144.70
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 321 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire, UK
Dates - March 10, 2000 - March 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - England

Purpose - conference on International Action on Illegal Drugs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $346.50
Lodging Cost - $569.25
Meal Cost - $297.00
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,322.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Defense Industry Association, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Space & Missile Defense Assoc, Air Defense Artillery Association
Dates - August 23, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speech to space and missile defense conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Huntsville, AL - Mobile, AL

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAA Cooper Transportation Inc.
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange Beach, AL

Purpose - to get to Orange Beach, AL
Notes - To speak to Alabama Truckers Association meeting. Birmingham, AL to Orange Beach, AL

Travel Cost - $365.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samford
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - speech at Stamford University
Notes - Washington, DC to Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Heritage Foundation Conference/Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,745.00
Lodging Cost - $103.16
Meal Cost - $557.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Gadsden, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - meeting of AEC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,370.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 25, 2002 - August 26, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To speak and participate in Business Council of Alabama's annual legislative conference
Notes - Other expenses include registration, meals and reception costs

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $138.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $938.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - September 30, 2002 - September 30, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Tour of Lockheed-Martin Courtland facility
Notes - got to Huntsville by automobile. Huntsville, AL - Washington DC

Travel Cost - $661.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $661.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Republican senators working retreat
Notes - at Greenbrier Resort

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $597.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 3, 2003 - January 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak at awakening conference
Notes - Awakening is at PO Box 19177, Atlanta, GA 31126

Travel Cost - $1,473.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,098.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Plam Beach, FL

Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Notes - Center is at 4401 Wilshre Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $692.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $552.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak and participate at Awakening Conference
Notes - At The Cloisters, Awakening is at 3455 Peachtree Rd. NE - Meals included lodging

Travel Cost - $1,171.40
Lodging Cost - $748.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,919.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - Faith and Politics Institute is at 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 304, Washington DC 20002

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Attend Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Grand Opening ceremony
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL

Travel Cost - $575.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - June 27, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Ground breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Huntsville
Notes - Washington, DC - Huntsville, AL Flew on their plane so reimbursement is first class equivalent

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - Ground-breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Alabama
Notes - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

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.