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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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(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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VOINOVICH, GEORGE V, Republican Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $34,938.89

Average cost per trip - $3,176.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 185 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Mrs Voinovich accompanied. At Turnberry Isle

Travel Cost - $1,609.60
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $711.18
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,619.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council of State Governments
Dates - April 28, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - receiving guardian of federalism award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $161.04
Lodging Cost - $436.69
Meal Cost - $244.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $842.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - healthcare seminar
Notes - at Turnberry Island Resort

Travel Cost - $105.50
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,424.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - EEI Energy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $261.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $29.83
Total Cost - $291.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - healthcare seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $180.00
Lodging Cost - $903.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $1,541.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - February 7, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Meeting regarding the future of public service
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.60
Lodging Cost - $178.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $619.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Everglades Coalition
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Attended conference on environmental and other issues facing the Florida Everglades
Notes - place was missing

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $142.61
Meal Cost - $48.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend seminars, briefings, etc., on health care issues and how to solve the health care crisis
Notes -

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost - $1,487.36
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $2,673.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund to the JFK School of Govt Grant
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Meetings on healthcare issues
Notes - Turnberry Isle, FL

Travel Cost - $170.96
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $932.00
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,937.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 26, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $17,782.10
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,798.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Turnberry Isle, FL

Purpose - Attend seminars on health care issues
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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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    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.
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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    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.