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(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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Office of

Richard Lugar


Total cost of 36 office trips: $173,935.80


Trips by Richard Lugar
Total cost of congressperson's 28 trips: $150,959.56

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM, "EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO ACCELERATE EDUCATION REFORM."
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,336.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE CONFERENCE DISCUSSIONS AT THE ASIA-PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,395.54
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN, GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,273.20
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Stanford University
Purpose: SENATOR GAVE A KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND PARTICIPATED IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC ROUNDTABLE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON US-ASIAN RELATIONS
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,332.72
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,097.75
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON UNITED STATES-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,946.80
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,036.20
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $5,253.59
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,134.60
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM, "U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS"
Date: Nov 21, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $7,478.96
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,751.50
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,512.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR PARTICIPATED IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $7,024.80
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,422.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $8,253.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $5,746.90
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR WAS A PARTICIPANT IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,336.11
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR WAS A PARTICIPANT IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,719.60
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,473.30
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,209.70
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Columbia University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE THE AMERICAN ASSEMBLY'S SERVICE TO DEMOCRACY AWARD
Date: Sep 27, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $937.54
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Council for the US & Italy
Purpose: THE COUNCIL FOR THE U.S. AND ITALY INVITED SENATOR LUGAR TO NEW YORK TO GIVE A SPEECH DURING THE OPENING DINNER OF THEIR BIENNIAL CONFERENCE IN NEW YORK ON DECEMBER 2, 2004
Date: Dec 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,376.71
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Dallas Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR GAVE A SPEECH TO THE DALLAS COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS ON JANUARY 5, 2005
Date: Jan 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,556.70
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 10, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,167.68
source

Destination: VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Riverside Theatre
Purpose: TO GIVE TWO SPEECHES TO THE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER SERIES OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Jan 17, 2005
Expense: $4,744.36
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,341.80
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Forum Club of Southwest Florida
Purpose: SENATOR LUGAR GAVE A SPEECH TO THE FORUM CLUB OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ON APRIL 1, 2005, ACCOMPANIED BY MRS. LUGAR
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (15 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR AND MRS. LUGAR WERE PARTICIPANTS IN THE ASPEN INSTITUTE'S CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,100.30
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Lugar

Jessica Fugate
Andrew Semmel
Paul Sinders
Manisha Singh



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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    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.
  • 11.10.14

    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.