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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

Jim Davis


Total cost of 30 office trips: $79,886.08


Trips by Jim Davis
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $29,121.71

Destination: HYDE PARK/POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: 2-DAY POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 21, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $571.09
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: POLICY MEETINGS
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $656.29
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP-TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORP AND MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,970.16
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, VA DCA/PITTSBURG/ROANOKE/CHARLOTTE/TAMPA
Sponsor: Washington and Lee University
Purpose: WASHINGTON & LEE MOCK CONVENTION
Date: Jan 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,343.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA-AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO DISCUSS AND DEBATE POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,389.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Davis

Tricia Barrentine
Suzanne Farmer
Tracy Nagelbush
J J Piskadlo



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.

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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

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  • 11.10.14

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    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.