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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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(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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  • 12.16.14

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    There’s a paradox in today’s job market: even though there are millions of people looking for work, employers say they can’t find enough qualified workers. That’s due to an abundance of what economists call “middle skills” jobs – jobs that require specialized training beyond high school, but not a four-year college degree.
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American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) - $1,032,037.75 spent on 161 trips
46.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.1% spent on Republican Party

ALEXANDER, RODNEY - Republican Party
August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,504.86

BAKER, RICHARD HUGH - Republican Party
November 26, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $3,910.00

BALDWIN, TAMMY - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $6,010.55

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,745.00

BELL, R CHRISTOPHER - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,641.05

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $9,292.26

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
May 14, 2001 - May 14, 2001 (1 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - AIPAC Leadership event
Total Cost - $463.50

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $12,043.30

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speak on Israeli/US relations
Total Cost - $379.00

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,483.50

BOOZMAN, JOHN N - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,095.84

BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $6,599.15

BROWN-WAITE, VIRGINIA - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,203.50

BURNS, O MAXIE - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,014.62

CAMP, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,572.60

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,666.64

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,632.82

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
January 12, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speech on foreign affairs
Total Cost - $554.00

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speak at AIPAC dinner
Total Cost - $1,797.00

CARDOZA, DENNIS - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,943.55

CARSON, BRAD - Democratic Party
August 26, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $11,212.36

CASE, EDWARD E - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $12,110.03

CRAMER, ROBERT EDWARD "BUD" JR - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Exploration of critical foreign policy and national security issues affecting the United States and Israel.
Total Cost - $5,553.05

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $829.88

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speech to community advocates
Total Cost - $277.84

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
August 3, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Yerevan, Armenia
Purpose - Meet with Israeli leaders, visit military sites, discuss US-Israel partnership
Total Cost - $8,617.94

DAVIS, JO ANN S - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $11,603.20

DAVIS, SUSAN - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,451.30

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
May 4, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (2 days)
Cambridge, MA
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,377.22

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,953.55

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
March 28, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (1 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaker at educational program
Total Cost - $1,262.87

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
December 28, 2003 - December 29, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Keynote speaker at AIPAC national training seminar
Total Cost - $960.00

NUNES, DEVIN GERALD - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational Mission
Total Cost - $10,092.64

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $11,453.36

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
October 13, 2001 - October 15, 2001 (3 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - participate in AIPAC's National Summit
Total Cost - $938.46

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
May 13, 2002 - May 14, 2002 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Participate in AIPAC dinner
Total Cost - $561.26

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
October 6, 2002 - October 7, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - To participate in AIPAC's summit meeting
Total Cost - $1,303.13

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Golan Heights, Israel
Purpose - Educational; fact finding mission
Total Cost - $7,315.03

FLETCHER, ERNIE - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Scotland - Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $10,378.32

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $7,341.01

FERGUSON, MIKE - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 24, 2001 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational
Total Cost - $5,377.10

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $11,584.20

FORBES, J RANDY - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 25, 2001 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact finding / education
Total Cost - $11,780.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
August 25, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,453.18

GARRETT, E SCOTT - Republican Party
August 23, 2001 - August 31, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $9,559.62

GILMAN, BENJAMIN A - Republican Party
November 24, 2000 - November 25, 2000 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Participate in AIPAC Summit Program
Total Cost - $537.87

GINGREY, PHILLIP J - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - education mission
Total Cost - $9,716.84

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,629.30

GREEN, MARK - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $9,630.84

HARMAN, JANE - Democratic Party
January 12, 2001 - January 18, 2001 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,293.60

HAYES, ROBERT C (ROBIN) - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,137.84

HILL, BARON P - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,961.05

HOEKSTRA, PETER - Republican Party
January 9, 2000 - January 18, 2000 (10 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $10,214.00

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders - education
Total Cost - $5,392.05

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
August 18, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (2 days)
Dallas, TX
Purpose - Speech to AIPAC membership
Total Cost - $1,189.00

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
May 6, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (1 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $225.00

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
November 15, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $706.76

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 14, 2003 (13 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact finding mission to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders regarding the Middle East process
Total Cost - $10,829.30

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
August 10, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $4,999.11

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,854.26

LANGEVIN, JAMES R - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational/Fact-finding
Total Cost - $5,341.05

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
June 26, 2000 - June 26, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - keynote speaker at AIPAC event
Total Cost - $570.21

LANTOS, TOM - Democratic Party
March 11, 2002 - March 12, 2002 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,782.02

LARSEN, RICK R - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $6,598.55

MAJETTE, DENISE L - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission to Israel with Congressional delegation led by Rep. Hoyer.
Total Cost - $11,629.30

MAJETTE, DENISE L - Democratic Party
December 9, 2003 - December 10, 2003 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - featured speaker at AIPIAC Miami-Dade's Middle East Briefing
Total Cost - $894.27

MALONEY, CAROLYN B - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational Mission
Total Cost - $11,629.30

MARSHALL, JIM - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,629.30

MILLER, GARY - Republican Party
February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $12,132.00

MILLER, BRAD - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education Mission
Total Cost - $6,620.55

MILLER, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,296.62

MUSGRAVE, MARILYN N - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education Mission
Total Cost - $9,614.74

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $11,629.30

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $9,213.84

PALLONE, FRANK JR - Democratic Party
August 1, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (7 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Educational Mission
Total Cost - $5,976.95

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
May 4, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Official: promote pro-Israel Issues
Total Cost - $654.56

PORTER, JON C SR - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $9,776.63

REYNOLDS, THOMAS M - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $5,069.08

REYNOLDS, THOMAS M - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - education mission
Total Cost - $6,712.21

ROGERS, MICHAEL J - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $10,608.60

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $6,485.05

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
New York, NY - Israel - Chicago, IL
Purpose - education mission
Total Cost - $5,809.05

SCHROCK, ED - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational Mission
Total Cost - $11,169.20

SCOTT, DAVID ALBERT - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - education mission
Total Cost - $11,582.54

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
November 4, 2001 - November 5, 2001 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speak to AIPAC members
Total Cost - $1,094.34

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
May 13, 2002 - May 14, 2002 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Speak to Committee members
Total Cost - $823.34

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
May 23, 2004 - May 24, 2004 (2 days)
FL
Purpose - speak at members' meeting
Total Cost - $2,793.29

SULLIVAN, JOHN - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $5,422.42

TERRY, LEE - Republican Party
February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $5,744.00

UDALL, MARK E - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - educational mission
Total Cost - $10,525.00

VITTER, DAVID B - Republican Party
August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,388.50

WAXMAN, HENRY A - Democratic Party
November 28, 2000 - November 29, 2000 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - keynote speaker at event on evening of November 28
Total Cost - $1,155.35

WEINER, ANTHONY D - Democratic Party
September 20, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement regarding pending legislation involving Israel - fact-finding discussion on the state of Israel
Total Cost - $1,714.00

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
December 10, 2000 - December 11, 2000 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - To speak on US - Israeli relations to the South Florida AIPAC members
Total Cost - $166.96

BAYH, EVAN - Democratic Party
December 10, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - To speak on US- Israeli relations to South Florida AIPAC members
Total Cost - $166.96

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speak at AIPAC Conference
Total Cost - $434.59

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 28, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (1 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Speech to AIPAC dinner in Cleveland.
Total Cost - $1,100.00

BOXER, BARBARA - Democratic Party
November 11, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (2 days)
Honolulu, HI
Purpose - Speak at an AIPAC conference
Total Cost - $2,728.02

CRAIG, LARRY E - Republican Party
January 23, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Address AIDAC board meeting regarding American Israel issues
Total Cost - $1,213.50

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
May 15, 2000 - May 16, 2000 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speak to South Dade County AIPAC Organization
Total Cost - $1,519.50

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
May 6, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - featured speaker at the 40th annual Texas Congressional reception and dinner
Total Cost - $1,155.00

KYL, JON L - Republican Party
October 6, 2002 - October 6, 2002 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose -
Total Cost - $2,075.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
October 5, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (3 days)
Beverly Hills, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Total Cost - $2,490.48

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
March 5, 2000 - March 6, 2000 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - to speak at AIPAC's annual Palm Beach Washington Club meeting
Total Cost - $900.88

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
August 28, 2001 - August 29, 2001 (2 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Remarks at Cleveland Committee for AIPAC reception and dinner honoring AIPAC president, Tim Wuliger
Total Cost - $1,407.31

SMITH, GORDON HAROLD - Republican Party
August 26, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (4 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $574.03

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
March 2, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,709.00

WYDEN, RONALD LEE - Democratic Party
November 28, 2000 - November 28, 2000 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - speech to American Israel public affairs committee Atlanta chapter annual dinner
Total Cost - $1,641.00

WYDEN, RONALD LEE - Democratic Party
December 12, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - speeches to American Israel public affairs committee; Los Angeles and San Diego chapters
Total Cost - $1,645.17

COLLINS, SUSAN M - Republican Party
December 5, 2003 - December 9, 2003 (5 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - speak at annual membership meeting in Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose
Total Cost - $1,458.14

ROCKEFELLER, JOHN DAVISON IV - Democratic Party
April 30, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - keynote speaker at the annual AIPAC dinner
Total Cost - $610.00

CANTWELL, MARIA - Democratic Party
August 21, 2002 - August 23, 2002 (3 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational Meeting
Total Cost - $2,215.70

PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD - Democratic Party
March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $860.50

MILLER, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - AIPAC National Summit on Foreign Policy and Politics
Total Cost - $220.89

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Hollywood, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement at dinner
Total Cost - $846.00

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
October 1, 2004 - October 4, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participation in Annual Gala
Total Cost - $2,458.09

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
October 3, 2004 - October 4, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak at AIPAC's Annual Las Vegas Gala
Total Cost - $1,789.30

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
September 12, 2004 - September 13, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak at AIPAC's 3rd Annual Valley Dinner
Total Cost - $697.70

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
September 27, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - To speak at the Miami-Dade County AIPAC Meeting
Total Cost - $1,904.61

CORNYN, JOHN - Republican Party
October 23, 2004 - October 24, 2004 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Give remarks to the AIPAC Senate Club (part of the AIPAC National Summit)
Total Cost - $1,486.80

SALAZAR, KEN - Democratic Party
March 6, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To deliver a speech
Total Cost - $998.83

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
October 23, 2004 - October 26, 2004 (4 days)
Hollywood, FL
Purpose - Participate in conference
Total Cost - $1,628.83

REED, JACK - Democratic Party
December 11, 2004 - December 13, 2004 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA - Oakland, CA - Sacramento, CA
Purpose - To deliver keynote addresses on US-Israel relationship and issues at four AIPAC events
Total Cost - $806.70

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
March 25, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education Mission
Total Cost - $8,458.32

BERMAN, HOWARD L - Democratic Party
April 10, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (1 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Speak at two events
Total Cost - $360.20

KING, STEVEN A - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,489.84

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
May 2, 2005 - May 2, 2005 (1 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Guest speaker for AIPAC Atlanta Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $615.39

TURNER, MIKE - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $5,215.42

WILSON, ADDISON (JOE) GRAVES - Republican Party
August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $10,226.64

BROWNBACK, SAM - Republican Party
February 29, 2004 - February 29, 2004 (1 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

HASTINGS, ALCEE L - Democratic Party
October 24, 2004 - October 24, 2004 (1 days)
Hollywood, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

SCHWARTZ, ALLYSON Y - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (7 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,650.28

RUPPERSBERGER, CA DUTCH - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $16,374.78

LANGEVIN, JAMES R - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational and fact-finding mission
Total Cost - $12,493.39

ISRAEL, STEVE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Educational - To see firsthand the pressing issues in the Middle East, particularly disengagement
Total Cost - $14,144.78

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $15,955.78

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $7,883.34

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
August 7, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $8,834.22

SALAZAR, JOHN T MR. - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,119.78

COSTA, JIM - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $8,954.19

CARNAHAN, JOHN RUSSELL - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $16,020.14

BERKLEY, SHELLEY - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Educational mission
Total Cost - $14,359.78

BARROW, JOHN J - Democratic Party
August 8, 2005 - August 15, 2005 (8 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $8,695.29

RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,724.54

PRYCE, DEBORAH D - Republican Party
August 22, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (7 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $7,536.12

PRICE, THOMAS EDMUNDS - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - To gain detailed information on US/Israel Relations
Total Cost - $8,707.57

JINDAL, BOBBY - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $8,203.12

FOXX, VIRGINIA - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - To gain detailed info on United States/Israeli relations
Total Cost - $13,939.24

DRAKE, THELMA - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,305.24

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $16,788.64

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
September 18, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at the 2005 annual reception
Total Cost - $124.54

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $16,239.34

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
August 18, 2005 - August 25, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $6,965.42

BONNER, JOSIAH ROBINS JR - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose -
Total Cost - $11,845.18

BLUNT, ROY - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,078.56

BISHOP, ROBERT WILLIAM - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,376.98

MARCHANT, KENNY EWELL - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $8,588.52

LUNGREN, DANIEL E - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Jerusalem, Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $14,415.04

KUHL, JOHN R JR - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Israel
Purpose - Education mission
Total Cost - $16,757.64

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $11,200.74

BENNETT, ROBERT F - Republican Party
October 30, 2005 - October 30, 2005 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Senator Bennett participated and spoke at their conference.
Total Cost - $2,179.00

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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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