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LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I, Democratic Party
Connecticut

Total number of trips - 52
Total cost of trips - $20,934.45

Average cost per trip - $402.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 80 days
Rank of representative - 292 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - State of Israel Bonds
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - senator was keynote speaker at Israel Bond's national dinner
Notes - Hadassah Lieberman accompanied.

Travel Cost - $421.28
Lodging Cost - $2,343.00
Meal Cost - $196.34
Other Cost - $68.90
Total Cost - $3,029.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - as chairman of the DLC, Senator was dinner speaker at gathering at Marist College
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $36.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $117.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life at the University of Southern California
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speak at Carmen and Louis Warschaw distinguished lecture dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $455.25
Lodging Cost - $296.32
Meal Cost - $66.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $818.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York University Law School
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Sen. Was keynote speaker at NYU law school graduation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $427.00
Lodging Cost - $402.24
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Senator spoke at the Library and was honored with its Distinguished American award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $178.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $178.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dallas Area Torah Association
Dates - May 31, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - senator keynote speaker for summer lecture series sponsored by Dallas Area Torah Association
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,322.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,322.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - address dinner and welcoming session at the DLC's national conversation event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,143.88
Lodging Cost - $239.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,383.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza
Dates - July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Senator address national Council of La Raza's annual conference luncheon
Notes -

Travel Cost - $320.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $320.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center
Dates - September 23, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rockleigh, NJ

Purpose - Sen. Was keynote speaker at dinner for grand re-opening
Notes -

Travel Cost - $240.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $240.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 5, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beverly Hills, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $505.00
Lodging Cost - $1,985.48
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,490.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crystal Cathedral Ministries
Dates - October 7, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Garden Grove, CA

Purpose - Senator taped Hour of Power with Rev. Robert Shuller
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $60.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox - News Sunday
Dates - October 7, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Beverly Hills, CA

Purpose - Sen. Appeared in studio for fox News Sunday interview
Notes -

Travel Cost - $127.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $127.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Duke University, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Dates - October 28, 2001 - October 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Durham, NC

Purpose - Senator addressed dinner guests then gave keynote at Terry Sanford distinguished lecture
Notes -

Travel Cost - $784.27
Lodging Cost - $223.00
Meal Cost - $52.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
Dates - December 5, 2001 - December 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Senator addressed annual campaign dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,330.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,380.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC - Good Morning America
Dates - January 23, 2001 - January 23, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Good Morning America
Notes -

Travel Cost - $55.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $55.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC - This week
Dates - January 21, 2001 - January 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates`

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC - This week
Dates - March 18, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Notes -

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC - This week
Dates - August 5, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates

Travel Cost - $140.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Postal Workers Union
Dates - August 12, 2002 - August 13, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - Senator address American Postal Workers Union delegates at 16th biennial National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $593.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $593.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBS - Early Show
Dates - March 29, 2001 - March 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $103.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $103.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBS - Early Show
Dates - September 25, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $155.35
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBS - Face the Nation
Dates - February 11, 2001 - February 11, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $155.35
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CBS - Face the Nation
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $77.68
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $77.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CNN - Late Edition
Dates - March 18, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $103.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $103.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CNN - Late Edition
Dates - May 13, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $27.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $27.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CNN - Late Edition
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $103.56
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $103.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 11, 2001 - March 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Senator addressed luncheon honoring his service as DLC Chair and welcoming new Chair Senator Evan Bayh.
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates. Hadasah Lieberman accompanied the Senator

Travel Cost - $690.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox - News Sunday
Dates - March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Fox News Sunday
Notes -

Travel Cost - $94.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $94.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Fox - News Sunday
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Fox News Sunday
Notes -

Travel Cost - $86.54
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $86.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Notes -

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $135.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - April 29, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Notes -

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $135.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - June 10, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Notes -

Travel Cost - $142.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $142.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Today Show
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Senator was guest on Today Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $135.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Weizmann Institute of Science
Dates - September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Senator presented Weizmann Institute of Science Award to Secretary William Daley and delivered keynote dinner speech.
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $175.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 28, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Senator Lieberman addressed DLC's 2002 National Conversation conference
Notes - Hadassah Lieberman accompanied the Senator

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $418.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - December 2, 2002 - December 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Senator address DLC's 2002 Progress and Prosperity Project Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $748.59
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $748.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - February 13, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for round trip air travel, ground transportation, hotel and meal for Senator and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - February 15, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Promote book
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for ground transportation in DC.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Westchester, NY

Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - Westchester, NY - New Haven CT - Washington DC
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for air travel from DC to Westchester and from New Haven to DC, and ground transportation.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - February 27, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Promote book
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for round trip airtravel from DC to NY and ground transportation.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - February 29, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Promote book
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for ground transportation in DC.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
Dates - December 6, 2000 - December 6, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Present organization's medal of freedom
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosures costs not listed; costs are for roundtrip air travel, security, and meal for spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Impac 2000
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for round trip air travel from DC to West Palm Beach, FL, lodging and meals for Senator and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Byrne & Aaronson Campaign for County Freeholder
Dates - September 6, 2001 - September 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Wall Township, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement. Wall Township, NJ - Washington, DC
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs not listed. Costs are for one-way air travel and hotel room for spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Michigan House Democratic Caucus
Dates - October 21, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement. Washington, DC - Detroit, MI - New York, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for round trip air travel from DC to Detroit, MI and to New York, NY, lodging for Senator.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Promote book
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for ground transportation in DC.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Dates - January 19, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed - costs are for air travel, lodging and ground transportation.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education
Dates - October 11, 2004 - October 11, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Senator spoke at Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $971.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,011.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Kentuckys McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - November 8, 2004 - November 8, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Senator delivered lecture to students and faculty and met with McConnell scholars
Notes -

Travel Cost - $955.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $955.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of the Fulfillment Fund
Dates - March 23, 2004 - March 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Remarks at luncheon to benefit organization
Notes - Washington, DC - Los Angeles, CA - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation
Dates - November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Deliver keynote dinner address
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC Including spouse This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Partnership for Public Service
Dates - June 16, 2005 - June 16, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Senator spoke at dinner for Partnership for Public Service, presented award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $679.61
Lodging Cost - $55.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $734.61

Additional family members - No

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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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