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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

Richard Gephardt


Total cost of 37 office trips: $101,496.87


Trips by Richard Gephardt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $13,440.82

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: AFSCME (American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees)
Purpose: ADDRESS THEIR ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jun 27, 2000
Expense: $1,163.00
source

Destination: BOSTON-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: ATLH
Purpose: ADDRESS ATLA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Jul 29, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $607.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO,IL
Sponsor: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employes
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: ATLA YEARLY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $801.50
source

Destination: ATTEND MTGS OF AFL-CIO CONVENTION
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL MTGS
Date: Mar 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,270.90
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Panetta Institute
Purpose: TO BE PART OF STUDENT PROGRAM
Date: May 23, 2004
Expense: $8,099.00
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sponsor: Sunbelt Communications Co
Purpose: TO MEET W/ UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS FROM US COLLEGES RE: EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 29, 2004
Expense: $1,348.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Gephardt

Edith Bernards
Robert Cogorno
James Davis
Matt Davis
Steve Elmendorf
William Frymoyer
Charles Jefferson
Sean Kennedy
Kris Kolluri
Moses Mercado
Michael Messmer
Daniel Navisky
Elizabeth O'hara
Shanti Ochs
Maura Policelli
Daniel Turton
Geoff Werth



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

    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.