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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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  • 12.16.14

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TAUSCHER, ELLEN O, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 22
Total cost of trips - $27,786.80

Average cost per trip - $1,263.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 72 days
Rank of representative - 237 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Annual Spring Retreat and Issues Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,088.00
Meal Cost - $1,021.28
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,180.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL - Tallahassee, FL

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Tampa - Tallahassee - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $550.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $885.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Mackinac Island, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $429.60
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $252.11
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $1,279.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 10, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Oak, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - White Oak, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 30, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $216.04
Meal Cost - $457.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $873.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 16, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - IA

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Iowa - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 6, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International "Third Way" meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $999.75
Lodging Cost - $1,213.96
Meal Cost - $349.34
Other Cost - $38.25
Total Cost - $2,601.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 25, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $537.07
Lodging Cost - $415.10
Meal Cost - $283.78
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,281.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participated in forum at Harvard University
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston - Washington, DC

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Phoenix - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 11, 2002 - February 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Manchester, NH - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Atlanta - Indianapolis - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 30, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Oakland - Portland - Oakland

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Key Largo, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $967.00
Lodging Cost - $1,089.68
Meal Cost - $872.82
Other Cost - $82.72
Total Cost - $3,012.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - San Francisco - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $210.90
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $741.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,150.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Atlanta - Jacksonville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - San Francisco - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC Dates of personal expense: 2

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual Spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $626.02
Lodging Cost - $850.11
Meal Cost - $289.18
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $1,776.31

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

  • 12.16.14

    Rising prices on the poorest

    In January 2014 nearly a hundred college presidents gathered at the White House for a summit on the rising cost of college. But data show that those same institutions have been raising their prices fastest for the poorest students than for wealthier ones. This week on the podcast, we talk to a reporter who has been following the rising college cost burden on poor families.
  • 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.