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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

Richard Neal


Total cost of 27 office trips: $46,152.79


Trips by Richard Neal
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $16,390.75

Destination: CHATHAM, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,575.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,650.00
source

Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,671.00
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM SUMMIT
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,057.75
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Chubb Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $640.50
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM SPRINGFIELD, MA/HARTFORD AIRPORT TO ALBUQUERQUE, NM AND RETURN
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR AT LUMIDIGM BIOMETRICS
Date: May 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.50
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Chubb Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES AFFECTING INSURANCE INDUSTRY INCLUDING ASBESTOS RELATED ISSUES, TAXES, LEGAL REFORM AND INSURANCE REGULATION.
Date: Dec 16, 2003
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, PRESBYTERIAN HOSTIPAL, CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, BURN CENTER
Sponsor: American Burn Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MEETING WITH BURN PHYSICIANS TO DISCUSS ISSUES AFFECTING THE MEDICAL FIELD INCLUDING PHYSICIAN REIMBURSEMENT, MEDICARE, MEDICAL RESEARCH AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS
Date: Dec 17, 2003
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,470.00
source

Destination: DENVER, CO-SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: THE DENVER FORUM/THE CITY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS TWO PUBLIC POLICY FORUMS ON THE TOPIC OF SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
Date: Mar 30, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-CLEVELAND, OH,-HARTFORD/SPRINGFIELD
Sponsor: Americans United to Protect Social Security
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO GROUP REGARDING SOCIAL SECURITY REFORM
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $469.00
source

Destination: WEQUASSETT INN, CHATHAM, MA (BY PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE)
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR/BIPARTISAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $980.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Neal

Daniel Houton
Ann Jablon
Bridgette Johnson
Ryan Kelly
Margaret Mcglinch
Melissa Mueller
Michael Prucker



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.