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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

Rush Holt


Total cost of 20 office trips: $75,931.67


Trips by Rush Holt
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $65,212.86

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: ATTEND NYSE DAY FOR FRESHMAN MEMBERS
Date: Jan 24, 2000
Expense: $433.75
source

Destination: DELHI- HYDERABAD - BANGALORE - DELHI
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $15,955.08
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: BANGALORE, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TRIP, DELIVERED SPEECH TO THE 2002 ANNUAL MEETING OF WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Date: Dec 31, 2001 (13 days)
Expense: $1,684.66
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,433.00
source

Destination: CARLSTON COLLEGE, NORTHFIELD MN
Sponsor: Carleton College
Purpose: TO SPEAK AS PART OF THE "WHAT PHYSICISTS DO" LECTURE SERIES
Date: Apr 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $439.10
source

Destination: COLUMBIA - MISSOURI
Sponsor: STEPHENS COLLEGE
Purpose: TO GIVE THE "ROBLES LECTURE" ON ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THOSE IN PUBLIC SERVICE
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $364.50
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ - CANCUN, MEXICO - NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $7,177.87
source

Destination: NEWARK AIRPORT - LAS VEGAS AIRPORT - ZION NATIONAL PARK-PARUNUWEAP WILDERNESS STUDY AREA-KANAB, UTAH-GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT-MOAB, UTAH-ESCALANTE, UTAH - LAS VEGAS AIRPORT - NEWARK AIRPORT
Sponsor: Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Purpose: TO DISCUSS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS AND OTHER WILDERNESS AND PARK ISSUES
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,669.50
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,159.56
source

Destination: PARIS-LONDON-STUTTGART-VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN-BRESSANONE, ITALY-WASHINGTON, DC; ML: NEWARK-STUTTGART-VADUZ-BRESSANONE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC, TRADE, AND FOREIGN POLICY INTERESTS OF MUTUAL CONCERN AND INTEREST
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $11,304.55
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-MADISON, WI-NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $386.29
source

Destination: COLBY COLLEGE (WATERVILLE, ME)
Sponsor: Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College
Purpose: TO ADDRESS COLBY COLLEGE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND LOCAL RESIDENTS ON ENERGY POLICY IN THE NEW CONGRESS
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rush Holt

Mark Dedrick
Matthew Dennis
Bill Goold
Mark Matzen
Michelle Mulder
Jennifer Surovy



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

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  • 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.