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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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THOMAS, CRAIG, Republican Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $30,665.85

Average cost per trip - $3,066.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 217 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Farm Bureau Federation
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - speak at American Farm Bureau water quality conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,436.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,436.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tom Brown, Inc
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speak at Annual Independent Petroleum Assoc. of Mountain States (IPAMS) meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - M&N Equipment, LLC
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY

Purpose - Participate in ceremony for training center
Notes -

Travel Cost - $759.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $759.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - September 1, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - speak at annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $282.50
Lodging Cost - $205.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $487.50

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - participate in a congressional conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,190.47
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,315.47

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Colorado River Water Users Assoc.
Dates - December 16, 2002 - December 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - To attend annual meeting of Colorado River Users Assoc. giving a speech and participating in panel discussions
Notes -

Travel Cost - $220.50
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $58.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $373.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Asia Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Cappadocia, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,743.00
Lodging Cost - $550.00
Meal Cost - $167.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,460.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Independent Petroleum Association of America
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - To give keynote address at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,340.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - Fact finding - Attend conference on US Policy in Latin America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,274.63
Lodging Cost - $2,950.00
Meal Cost - $1,818.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,042.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $682.75
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.75

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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    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.
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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.