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Office of

Henry Hyde


Total cost of 63 office trips: $150,876.51


Trips by Henry Hyde
Total cost of congressperson's 1 trips: $9,000.00

Destination: WASHINGTON
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: TELEVISION APPEARANCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $9,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Henry Hyde

Blaine Aaron
David Abremowitz
Lara Alamen
Douglas Anderson
Paul Berkowitz
Patrick Brennan
Malik Chaka
Jon Dudas
Adolfo Franco
Sharee Freeman
Kirsti Garlock
Joseph Gibson
Dennis Halpin
Mulenga Katyoka
Debra Laman
Alan Makovsky
John Mautz
Caleb Mccarry
Greg Mccarthy
James Mccormick
Richard Mereu
Thomas Mooney
Vincent Morelli
Patrick Prisco
Francis Record
Grover Rees
John Roberts
Thomas Sheehy
Nancy Short
Raymond Smietanka
Samuel Stratman
Paul Taylor
Carl Thorsen
Rebecca Ward
Jim Wilon



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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