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Office of

Debbie Wasserman Schultz


Total cost of 7 office trips: $25,923.41


Trips by Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $25,679.29

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE VIA NEW YORK, WA, NEW YORK VIA WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TOUR OF NYSE (CONGRESSIONAL TRIP)
Date: Mar 6, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,159.26
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO KARAKOW, POLAND VIA WARSAW, POLAND VIA FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,158.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: PRESS INTERVIEW-LIVE
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,421.70
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: American Pharmaceutical Association
Purpose: TO PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEWING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ISSUES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $366.21
source

Destination: FT L-CHICAGO, O'HARE; CHICAGO-O'HARE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: VISITED CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,369.69
source

Destination: FRANKFORT VIA BERLIN VIA MUNICH
Sponsor: GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE U.S. AND THE ROBERT BOSCH STIFTUNG
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRIP TO CONGRESS BUNDSTAR FORUM 2005
Date: Jul 5, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $16,204.43
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Jonathan Beeton



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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  • 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.
  • 11.10.14

    Radio: The Internet of the 1930s

    Some predicted radio would be a powerful force for democratizing information and spreading knowledge to a vast population previously separated by geography or income. But the new technology also raised anxieties.