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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Mitch Mcconnell


Total cost of 61 office trips: $87,456.97


Trips by Mitch Mcconnell
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $29,187.69

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AIPAC'S ANNUAL PALM BEACH WASHINGTON CLUB MEETING, KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Mar 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $900.88
source

Destination: FROM MADISONVILLE, KENTUCKY AIRPORT TO REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT, D.C.
Sponsor: Peabody Energy
Purpose: TO ANNOUNCE OPENING OF NEW PEABODY PLANT IN MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KENTUCKY
Date: Feb 12, 2001
Expense: $354.99
source

Destination: CLEVELAND, OHIO
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: REMARKS AT CLEVELAND COMMITTEE FOR AIPAC RECEPTION AND DINNER HONORING AIPAC PRESIDENT, TIM WULIGER, THE LANDERHAVEN, CLEVELAND, OHIO
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,407.31
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Sponsor: Armenian Assembly of America
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Destination: RENO, NEVADA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION ANNUAL CONVENTION, TO BE PRESENTED WITH AFBF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD ON 1/6, AND TO ATTEND KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU BREAKFAST ON 1/7
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,190.51
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: REMARKS AT ANNUAL "RESTORATION WEEKEND" LUNCHEON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, AT THE BREAKERS HOTEL, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Date: Nov 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,709.00
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VIRGINIA, SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT ANNUAL SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: AEI WORLD FORUM, BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AND PANEL PARTICIPATION
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,210.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,153.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Committee for The Weizmann Institute of Science
Purpose: MEETING WITH ISRAEL GOV'T OFFICIALS & VISIT THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE TO RECEIVE AN HONORARY DEGREE
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $5,050.00
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mitch Mcconnell

John Abegg
Brytt Brooks
Larry Cox
Laura Haney
Brian Lewis
Robert Lewis
Charles Marshall
Malloy Mcdaniel
Scott O'malice
Laura Pemberton
Billy Piper
K Scott Raab
Leon Sequeira
Kyle Simmons
Pamela Simpson
Michael Solon
Tamars Somerville
Robert Steurer
Amy Swonger
Mason Wiggins
Mary Young
Michael Zehr



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

    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.