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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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(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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COLLINS, SUSAN M, Republican Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $12,201.25

Average cost per trip - $1,220.13
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 403 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Invited participant, the Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,333.25
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,909.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Novogradic and Co.
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Gave a speech at the Credit & Bond Financing for Affordable Housing Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $777.00
Lodging Cost - $207.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $984.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association for Home Care and Hospice Association of America
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Gave a speech on legislative developments affecting home health care
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,507.00
Lodging Cost - $597.32
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,104.32

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Col. Frances Auclair, President Maine Unit #41, Women Veterans of the Sea Services, 23 Sprucewood Lane, Orland, ME 04472
Dates - May 17, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Rockport, ME

Purpose - gave speech at the Maine Unit #41 of WAVES national Banquet (Women Veteran of the Sea Services)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $222.56
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $222.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - FMC Corporation
Dates - August 21, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rockland, ME

Purpose - speak at the Board of Directors meeting of the FMC Corporation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,053.57
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,053.57

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 9, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speak at annual membership meeting in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
Notes -

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost - $211.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,458.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northeastern Retail Lumber Assn
Dates - September 11, 2004 - September 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newcastle, NH

Purpose - Gave speech on legislative priorities for the remainder of the session of the 108th Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $223.63
Meal Cost - $38.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $261.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, South African Institute of Intl Affairs
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa

Purpose - Conference on International Affairs and Fact Finding Trip
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,453.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,653.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrier Island Group for the Arts
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sanibel, FL

Purpose - To speak at Lecture Series on Intelligence Reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $804.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $804.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 5, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Aspen Strategy Group's 2005 summer workshop entitled "Mapping the Jihadist Threat: The War on Terrorism Since 9/11"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

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

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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.
  • 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.