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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

Robert Bennett


Total cost of 93 office trips: $193,008.78


Trips by Robert Bennett
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $71,090.85

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Salt Institute
Purpose: SPOKE AT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SALT INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,859.21
source

Destination: PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,131.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CONFERENCE GROUP LTD
Purpose: ADDRESS THE PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS PROPERTY. CASUALTY EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE AS MEMBER OF BANKING COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,697.07
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION LEADERS FORUM REGARDING PRIVACY, TAX, AND OTHER BANKING ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,369.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,326.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,164.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $434.59
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,179.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

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

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,935.48
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,076.20
source

Destination: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Utah Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Destination: GERMANY (MUNICH)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,187.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT PARTICIPATED IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,798.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Bennett

Catharine Ackerson
Jennifer Belnap
James Brannon
Derek Brown
James Cobb
Mary Jane Collipriest
Fitchugh Elder
John Falls
Reed Garfield
Brian Higginbotham
Matt Hiller
Luke Johnson
Donald Marron
John Mcinerney
Tom Miller
Natasha Moore
Mark Morrison
Shaun Parkin
Kerk Phillips
Wendell Primus
Diane Rogers
Richard Rowdy Yeates
Kurt Schulet
Amber Sechrist
Tim Sheehan
Larry Shepherd
Chad Stone
William Triplett
Leah Uhlmann
Deborah Veres
Jeff Wrase
Paul Yost



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.