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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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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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COLEMAN, NORM, Republican Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 43
Total cost of trips - $89,673.19

Average cost per trip - $2,085.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 105 days
Rank of representative - 46 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - January 31, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference guest speaker
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,404.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,254.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania
Dates - February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Harrisburg, PA

Purpose - Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania Lincoln Day dinner - guest speaker
Notes - good faith estimate. Greenbrier, WV - Harrisburg, PA - return

Travel Cost - $2,014.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,014.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Senate Entertainment Industry Trip
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $396.11
Lodging Cost - $507.73
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost - $48.00
Total Cost - $1,040.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition Florida Chapter
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition Conference and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee reception; guest speaker at both events
Notes - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Aventura and Palm Beaches

Travel Cost - $812.50
Lodging Cost - $421.42
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $216.00
Total Cost - $1,449.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 6, 2003 - April 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - national association of broadcasters annual convention congressional panelist
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,184.00
Lodging Cost - $685.75
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,019.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lake County Republican Federation
Dates - April 25, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Lincolnshire, IL

Purpose - guest speaker at Annual Lake County Republican Federation event
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $510.00
Lodging Cost - $459.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $969.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Northern California
Dates - April 26, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker at the Annual Lincoln Club of Northern California Spring Seminar
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $562.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $847.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's National Republican Club
Dates - April 27, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - WNRC Annual Awards Program award recipient of the WNRC Leadership Award
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $334.50
Lodging Cost - $256.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $591.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Party of Wisconsin
Dates - May 9, 2003 - May 9, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Stevens Point, WI

Purpose - keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Wisconsin's annual Chairman's Banquet during 2003 state convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $806.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $806.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hofstra University
Dates - May 17, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hempstead, NY

Purpose - commencement speaker at Hofstra University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,087.50
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,287.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cirrus Design of Duluth, MN
Dates - June 14, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Duluth, MN

Purpose - Eggebrecht Chevrolet Chevy Trucks ALS Fishing Tournament; meet and greet with participants at charity event to raise funds to combat Lou Gehrig's Disease
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $665.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $665.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Orange County Republican Party of California, Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker at a Republican Party of Orange County Event - Keynote speaker at RJC Events in Orange County and Los Angeles
Notes - good faith estimate. Orange County, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $688.70
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Vision, Inc.
Dates - August 19, 2003 - August 26, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Maputo, Mozambique

Purpose - fact finding trip to World Vision Inc facilities
Notes - good faith estimate - with spouse

Travel Cost - $3,359.20
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,359.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Southern California
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker for USC's 5th annual Warschaw Distiniguished Lecture Series
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $855.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $68.93
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,283.93

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cirrus Design of Duluth, MN
Dates - October 11, 2003 - October 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Duluth, MN

Purpose - remarks at Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $670.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $670.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Hotel and Lodging Association Foundation
Dates - November 11, 2003 - November 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at the American Hotel and Lodging Association Heritage Dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $143.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $318.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carlson Group, member of the American Hotel and Lodging Association
Dates - November 11, 2003 - November 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at the American Hotel and Lodging Association Heritage Dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $520.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - panelist at restoration weekend 2003 conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $305.50
Lodging Cost - $258.00
Meal Cost - $75.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $639.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - December 16, 2003 - December 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at Republican Jewish Coalition Hanukah event
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on US Mexico relations
Notes - good faith estimate, spouse accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,859.67
Lodging Cost - $2,300.00
Meal Cost - $2,640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,799.67

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - panelist on the consumer electronics association congressional panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $588.50
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,346.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Distributed Computing Industry Association
Dates - February 9, 2004 - February 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - keynote speaker at the DCIA winter meeting
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $895.40
Lodging Cost - $178.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,073.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Sixth Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama and Tennessee
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $700.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,093.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Republican Jewish Coalition winter meeting guest speaker
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $405.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $555.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Republican Leadership Conference
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - guest speaker at Southern Republican Leadership Conference Opening Plenary Session
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $518.20
Lodging Cost - $718.68
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,286.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Iowa
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Iowa City, IA

Purpose - University of Iowa commencement. Cedar Rapids, IA - Iowa City, IA
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $693.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $693.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 22, 2004 - May 27, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - participate in the Aspen Institute's Program on Political Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,782.10
Lodging Cost - $1,820.00
Meal Cost - $984.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,586.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC
Dates - October 3, 2004 - October 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak at AIPAC's Annual Las Vegas Gala
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,670.30
Lodging Cost - $119.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,789.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arctic Cat Inc
Dates - October 12, 2004 - October 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Thief River Falls, MN

Purpose - Arctic Cat hosting Secretary Gale Norton to present their Yellowstone certification for snowmobile usage in the National Parks
Notes -

Travel Cost - $151.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $151.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Daily Show with John Stewart
Dates - August 17, 2004 - August 18, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To appear on the Daily Show with John Stewart
Notes -

Travel Cost - $510.47
Lodging Cost - $178.12
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC
Dates - September 12, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak at AIPAC's 3rd Annual Valley Dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $403.70
Lodging Cost - $294.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $697.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC
Dates - September 27, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - To speak at the Miami-Dade County AIPAC Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,650.36
Lodging Cost - $254.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,904.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mid America Capital
Dates - September 30, 2004 - October 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To speak at the Bank Owners' Group Luncheon and attend the Bank Owners' Dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,271.03
Lodging Cost - $905.64
Meal Cost - $140.16
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $2,321.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Communities
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 2, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - To attend and participate in the UJC's Jewish Leadership Forum panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,478.19
Lodging Cost - $412.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,015.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - To gain insight into the US-Israel relationship and US assistance programs to Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,950.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,175.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Jewish Coalition
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker for Republican Jewish Coalition Winter Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $515.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - May 2, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Guest speaker for AIPAC Atlanta Annual Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $615.39
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $615.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Orange County
Dates - May 6, 2005 - May 7, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Newport Beach, CA

Purpose - Guest speaker for the Lincoln Club of Orange County Annual Dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $411.40
Lodging Cost - $302.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $713.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nassar Kazeminy
Dates - May 27, 2004 - May 27, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Travel on private plane (Self & Spouse) Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report

Travel Cost - $2,870.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,870.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Republican Party
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - Guest speaker for the California Republican Party convention banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,218.40
Lodging Cost - $1,001.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,219.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Armenian Assembly of America, Cafesjian Family Foundation
Dates - May 31, 2005 - June 2, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Yerevan, Armenia

Purpose - To assess Armenian progress on their Millennium Challenge Account compact, Armenian foreign policy and trade opportunities with the United States, and an update on Peace Corps activities in Armenia
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $18,580.90
Lodging Cost - $1,896.83
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,752.73

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Stevens for Senate, Kenai River Sport fishing Assn
Dates - July 5, 2005 - July 9, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Anchorage, AK - Kenai, AK

Purpose - Attended the 2005 Kenai Classic
Notes - Stevens for Senate (Minnesota to Anchorage, AK flight) and Kenai River Sport fishing Assn (Anchorage to Kenai flight)

Travel Cost - $1,632.14
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,632.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hormel Food Corp
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, FL

Purpose - To speak at Hormel Foods Annual Fall Board Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,207.77
Lodging Cost - $798.97
Meal Cost - $245.65
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,252.39

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.

Recent Posts

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    Rising prices on the poorest

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  • 12.08.14

    How Much Will College Cost My Family?

    In 2011 the federal government required colleges and universities to publish “net price calculators” on their web sites. These tools are supposed to help families figure out which colleges they can afford. The calculators take into account family income, number of kids in college, state of residency, and other factors. But they’re often hard to use and time-consuming. Our guest this week has made this process simpler and more accessible.
  • 12.01.14

    Bridging the “Middle Skills” Gap

    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
  • 12.01.14

    Commentary: Turning the tables on the vocational ed debate

    I’m not arguing that all education should be about acquiring job skills ... I’m saying that good vocational high schools have figured out how to bring college prep into their curriculum. And it’s time that traditional academic high schools brought more vocational education into theirs.