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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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WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,562.58

Average cost per trip - $1,437.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 287 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina School of Law
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Washington, DC - Raleigh/Durham, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $592.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $117.39
Other Cost - $50.25
Total Cost - $1,409.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Minneapolis, MN - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,333.50
Lodging Cost - $327.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,661.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mike Moskoff Madison Community Health Center
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Madison, WI - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $1,296.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,461.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - one-way flight. Washington, DC - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - September 29, 2000 - September 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other expenses were for a cab.

Travel Cost - $2,180.00
Lodging Cost - $434.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $69.00
Total Cost - $2,683.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Salt Lake City, UT - Minneapolis, MN

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,402.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbia University
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,672.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,672.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Cause
Dates - July 31, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Shadow convention 2000
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,111.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,111.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Steelworkers of America
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,153.00
Lodging Cost - $152.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,305.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,532.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,787.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $945.55
Lodging Cost - $279.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Jewish Democratic Council
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,579.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,373.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,373.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 25, 2001 - July 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.78
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $986.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizen Action, Illinois, 28 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 605, Chicago Il 60604
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $574.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.25

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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    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

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