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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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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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ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC, Republican Party
Nevada

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $19,514.48

Average cost per trip - $2,787.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 306 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
Dates - April 29, 2003 - April 30, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $767.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $917.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cuban American National Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2003 - May 20, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speaking event for the International Church if the Foursquare Gospel Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,068.90
Lodging Cost - $800.43
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,869.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,439.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $339.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,378.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Dates - January 29, 2002 - February 2, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Participant in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual cost not listed, cost was for entrance fee for golf tournament.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Barrick Goldstrike Mines
Dates - October 28, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Winnemucca, NV - Barrick, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Intl Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,715.40
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $155.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $3,560.40

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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  • 11.24.14

    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.