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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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CORNYN, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $73,859.22

Average cost per trip - $4,103.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 39 days
Rank of representative - 64 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Dallas Prayer Breakfast
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $89.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bo Pilgrim, Pilgrims Pride
Dates - November 20, 2003 - November 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Dallas Baptist University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,446.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,446.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - speaker at annual RJC conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Toyota Corporation
Dates - February 10, 2003 - February 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - speaker at announcement ceremony for new Toyota manufacturing plant in San Antonio
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,966.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,966.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washingtons Birthday Celebration Association
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Laredo, TX

Purpose - keynote speaker at International Bridge Ceremony
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $139.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - attended the Business Roundtable's Congress and The Economy program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $989.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,911.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - good faith estimate. McAllen, TX - Orange County, CA

Travel Cost - $2,216.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,236.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2004 - January 6, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $12,861.42
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $357.47
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,818.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Review of Law and Politics
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak to Texas Review of Law and Politics
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $292.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Larry Benson, LP Investments
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 2, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Portrait hanging at St. Mary's Law School and speak at Center for Terrorism Opening
Notes - Washington, DC - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $756.69
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $756.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Patrick Kennedy, Jr.
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speak at the Trinity University Commencement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute on Congress and American History
Dates - June 13, 2004 - June 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Institute on Congress and American History
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $99.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $209.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Financial Group
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Antigua and Barbuda

Purpose - Financial services industry fact-finding mission hosted by constituent company with substantial operations on site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,157.00
Lodging Cost - $2,844.00
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $7,441.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Speak to the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $200.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee)
Dates - October 23, 2004 - October 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Give remarks to the AIPAC Senate Club (part of the AIPAC National Summit)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $587.46
Lodging Cost - $155.94
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $743.40
Total Cost - $1,486.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hidalgo Chamber of Commerce - Borderfest Border Texan of the Year Committee
Dates - March 1, 2005 - March 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hidalgo, TX

Purpose - Receive 2005 Border Texan of the Year Award and speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $22,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $22,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,586.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,748.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Dublin, Ireland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,786.15
Lodging Cost - $1,562.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,748.15

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

  • 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.