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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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GALLEGLY, ELTON, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $10,999.77

Average cost per trip - $3,666.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 417 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Assn Ribat al Fath
Dates - August 26, 2004 - August 31, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat, Morocco - Fez, Morocco - Marrakech, Morocco

Purpose - Fact-finding mission to learn about the process of political, economic and social reform in Morocco. Discussed US-Moroccan bi-lateral relations, including intelligence, counter-terrorism cooperation and regional security issues
Notes - Istanbul, Turkey - Casablanca - Rabat - Fez -Casablanca - Marrakech - Casablanca - Zurich, Switzerland

Travel Cost - $3,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,235.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - ITKIB Assn
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 26, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Bodrum, Turkey

Purpose - Discuss US-Turkey trade and commercial relationship. Discuss joint US-Turkey counter-terrorism efforts. Discuss general issues related to US-Turkey bi-lateral relationship.
Notes - Zagreb, Croatia - Istanbul, Turkey - Bodrum, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey - Casablanca, Morocco

Travel Cost - $2,255.74
Lodging Cost - $737.66
Meal Cost - $674.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,667.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republic of Croatia
Dates - August 18, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Split, Croatia - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Purpose - As member of the Europe Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee, this fact-finding trip afforded Rep. Gallegly with the opportunity to discuss and better understand the bi-lateral US-Croatia issues. Specifically, the trip provided the
Notes - Form For Disclosing Gifts From Foreign Governments Pursuant To 5 U.S.C. 7342 Transportation (van rental from Split to Dubrovnik; van rental from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport): $591.84

Travel Cost - $591.84
Lodging Cost - $832.37
Meal Cost - $213.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,637.21

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.

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 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.