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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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BUNNING, JIM, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $4,270.80

Average cost per trip - $427.08
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 514 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Pepperdine University
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Malibu, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,159.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kentucky Bankers Association
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,426.45
Lodging Cost - $365.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,791.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Induction into Ted William Hall of Fame
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Citrus Hills, FL

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip airfare from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, tickets, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - August 4, 2000 - August 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Related to Major League Baseball Career
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, so actual costs not listed. Cost is for round-trip airfare for self and spouse, tickets, meals and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 25, 2002 - July 27, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose -
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, tickets, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - April 3, 2003 - April 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Opening Day Ceremonies with spouse
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - Other
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form, only total cost given. Cost is for round-trip travel from Washington DC for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Philadelphia Phillies
Dates - September 27, 2003 - September 28, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Visit Closing Veterans Stadium Day with spouse.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so only total cost given. Cost is for roundtrip air travel from Cincinnati, OH for self and spouse, meals, and lodging.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Baseball Hall of Fame
Dates - July 28, 2004 - July 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cooperstown, NY

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Cooperstown, NY - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture Restoration Weekend
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Kentucky - West Palm Beach, FL - Kentucky Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

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

Additional family members - Yes

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

  • 11.17.14

    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.
  • 11.10.14

    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.