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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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ENZI, MICHAEL B, Republican Party
Wyoming

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $28,599.92

Average cost per trip - $4,085.70
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 228 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Fay Improvement Company
Dates - November 8, 2001 - November 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Indian Wells, CA

Purpose - speeches
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,744.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,744.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Coral Gables, FL

Purpose - Convention speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,288.00
Lodging Cost - $348.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,935.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S. - Ireland Alliance
Dates - May 25, 2003 - May 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Trip to learn more about the Irish economy and to discuss U.S. businesses and their impact on the Irish economy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,566.00
Lodging Cost - $970.00
Meal Cost - $492.00
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $8,056.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,305.82
Lodging Cost - $744.78
Meal Cost - $288.30
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,338.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest To Compete Alliance (ITCA)
Dates - July 3, 2004 - July 5, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - To attend "Invest to Compete Alliance" conference
Notes - [amended 6/15/2005 to change sponsor name from Campbell-Crane & Assoc.]

Travel Cost - $880.18
Lodging Cost - $1,185.00
Meal Cost - $570.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,635.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - The "Support" Foundation
Dates - November 27, 2001 - November 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Thailand

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs were for roundtrip airfare from DC to Thailand, plus per diem expenses for member and spouse.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Waterfall Tournament Committee
Dates - August 13, 2004 - August 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Ketchikan, AK

Purpose - Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $890.84
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $890.84

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.
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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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    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.