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Office of

David Scott


Total cost of 11 office trips: $39,156.71


Trips by David Scott
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $28,875.86

Destination: GREENBRIER VIA BUS/TRAIN
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,535.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK/ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,582.84
source

Destination: WASH, DCA/NEW YORK/ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION TRIP
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,948.10
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER AT THE GOBUSINESS-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL 2004 ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,317.92
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP: 3 DAYS EXPLORATION OF THE LEGACY OF THE U.S. CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,582.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: United Kingdom
Purpose: MUTUAL EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $8,910.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Scott

Michael Andel
Sarah Balog
Robert Griner
Donni Turner



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.