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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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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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    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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NELSON, E BENJAMIN, Democratic Party
Nebraska

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $34,287.44

Average cost per trip - $2,285.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 47 days
Rank of representative - 188 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Big Horn Canyon Ranch Hunting Club
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sheridan, WY

Purpose - to address members of BHCRHC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,198.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,353.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clean Fuels Development
Dates - May 6, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - deliver keynote address to annual event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $15.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $45.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jim Jansen
Dates - August 9, 2002 - August 15, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moose Lake, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding on Alaska issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mass Mutual Insurance
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - To deliver a speech to the Association of Life Insurance Council
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,598.50
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,348.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - to participate in a conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,037.60
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,162.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - State Bar Association of Texas
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,583.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,618.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,122.60
Lodging Cost - $470.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,642.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kutak Rock
Dates - October 12, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sioux City, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement on conflict in Iraq, speaking engagement at Ponca State Park dedication ceremony
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,833.88
Lodging Cost - $35.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,898.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid American Energy Holdings Company
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Camilla, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,128.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $602.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $627.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - To receive the Friend of Zion Award
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $7,800.00
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $1,050.00
Total Cost - $12,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $129.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $217.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Manufacturers
Dates - March 31, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speak to the Board of Directors during their Full Board session
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.22
Lodging Cost - $1,001.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,517.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Behlen Manufacturing Co
Dates - December 29, 2004 - January 3, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Advisory board meeting
Notes - Omaha, NE - Naples, FL - Omaha, NE Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 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.