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Office of

Lee Terry


Total cost of 39 office trips: $75,849.23


Trips by Lee Terry
Total cost of congressperson's 6 trips: $20,766.14

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,744.00
source

Destination: MEETINGS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT (2001)
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: REPRESENTATIVE TERRY WAS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE EVENT
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SERVED ON A PANEL
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,329.25
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO LEARN & UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT TRENDS OF THE INDUSTRY, TO BE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT CURRENT AND POTENTIAL LAWS THAT WILL AFFECT HDTV
Date: Jun 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $5,115.84
source

Destination: MCCARRAN AIRPORT TO BELLAGIO
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONSUMER EDUCATION PANEL REGARDING HDTV ADVANCEMENTS
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,693.83
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lee Terry

Mark Anderson
Daniel Arlhetz
Caroline Baird
Dana Hanson
D Eric Hultman
Jamie Karl
Perry Pirsch
Dawn Sears
Jeffrey Shapiro
Robert Stien



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

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