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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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LUNGREN, DANIEL E, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $17,721.11

Average cost per trip - $2,531.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 29 days
Rank of representative - 329 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Committee on Homeland Security retreat
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe Washington, DC - Queenstown, MD - Rayburn Horseshoe Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Board member meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento - Washington, DC Personal Expense 2/19 to 2/27

Travel Cost - $508.40
Lodging Cost - $166.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $675.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 17, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - New Members Retreat
Notes - Rayburn Horseshoe - Baltimore, MD - Rayburn HOB

Travel Cost - $26.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost - $148.00
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $408.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bar Assn, Venable Law Firm
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Asheville, NC

Purpose - To speak at a spring conference for Venable Law Firm and American Bar Association
Notes - Washington, DC - Asheville, NC - Washington, DC *We have not received an itemized accounting of the expenses for this trip and this is our best estimate. As soon as we know more fully we will disclose the exact amounts.

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Foundation
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 3, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Board meeting and events surrounding meeting for Fletcher Jones Foundation
Notes - Sacramento, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Sacramento, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $481.34
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $881.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Newark, NJ - various places in Israel including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Golan Heights, Ramallah, Gaza- Newark, NJ - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $8,079.10
Lodging Cost - $2,640.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,447.46
Total Cost - $14,415.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fletcher Jones Board
Dates - September 16, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To attend board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $546.97
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $586.97

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

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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.
  • 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.
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    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.