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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

John Ensign


Total cost of 84 office trips: $180,750.56


Trips by John Ensign
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $19,514.48

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $917.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Cuban American National Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING EVENT
Date: May 20, 2003
Expense: $789.00
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLICY DIALOGUES WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,869.33
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL AND AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $9,378.75
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN
Sponsor: International Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN POLICY DIALOGUES/PROGRAMS WITH JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,560.40
source

Destination: WINNEMUCCA AND BARRICK, NEVADA
Sponsor: Barrick Gold Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Oct 28, 2004
Expense: $1,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Ensign

Allison Barry
J Scott Bensing
Shellyn Camacho
Aaron Cohen
Bryan Cunningham
Gina Grandinetti
Eli Greif
D'arcy Grisier
Julene Haworth
Christopher Jaarda
Lauren Jiles
Kevin Kirkeby
Valerie Largent
John Lopez
Michelle Spence
Michael Sullivan
Pamela Thiessen
Jesse Wadhams



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

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.