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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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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Office of

Bob Graham


Total cost of 39 office trips: $110,842.04


Trips by Bob Graham
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $71,397.90

Destination: BRAZIL AND BOLIVIA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS PART OF THE DELEGATION TRAVELING TO LATIN AMERICAN FOR INTER-AMERICAN DIALOGUE
Date: Jan 16, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $3,508.20
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON UNITED STATES POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,192.60
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $6,433.02
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE SENATOR RICHARD BRYAN TRIBUTE DINNER
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $5,148.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,841.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS SPONSORED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,258.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,512.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,727.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ENTITLED U.S. POLICY TOWARD COLUMBIA, AS PART OF THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,384.96
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,848.80
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,843.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE, CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (13 days)
Expense: $9,701.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Graham

Paul Anderson
Caroline Berver
Peter Dorn
Robert Filippone
Kasey Gillette
Robert Greenawalt
J Bryant Hall
James Hall
Christopher Jackson
Rori Kramer
Lisa Layman
Henry Menn
Melanie Nathanson
Zeviel Simpser
Tiffany Smith
Dana Stefanelli
Amanda Wood



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

  • 11.24.14

    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.