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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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WYDEN, RONALD LEE, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,890.58

Average cost per trip - $1,824.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 284 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Radio and Television Society Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech to Internet Issues 2000 forum
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $266.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $266.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assisted Living Federation
Dates - September 9, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech to assisted living federation of America fall conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,233.00
Lodging Cost - $404.60
Meal Cost - $63.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,700.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,567.27
Lodging Cost - $1,254.50
Meal Cost - $41.08
Other Cost - $70.78
Total Cost - $3,933.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech to American Israel public affairs committee Atlanta chapter annual dinner
Notes - Portland, OR - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,641.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,641.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 12, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speeches to American Israel public affairs committee; Los Angeles and San Diego chapters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,596.05
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $49.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,645.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Crest Securities
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Participate in Pacific Crest Securities annual electronic technology conference
Notes - Adam Wyden

Travel Cost - $1,351.00
Lodging Cost - $1,347.95
Meal Cost - $52.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,751.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in National Chamber Foundation Consumer Privacy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.34
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $595.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - August 8, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speech to UJC young leadership cabinet retreat
Notes - Eugene, OR - Phoenix, AZ - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $717.00
Lodging Cost - $140.50
Meal Cost - $11.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $868.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to United Jewish Committee Annual Conference roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $128.45
Lodging Cost - $212.00
Meal Cost - $77.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Communities
Dates - July 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speech to United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.00
Lodging Cost - $114.28
Meal Cost - $47.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $596.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tel Aviv University American Council
Dates - December 25, 2003 - December 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding mission ot Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,933.00
Lodging Cost - $865.00
Meal Cost - $325.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,123.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Stanford, CA

Purpose - Speech to SIEPR 2004 Economic Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,229.10
Lodging Cost - $121.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.70

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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  • 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.