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Office of

Jerrold Nadler


Total cost of 27 office trips: $55,075.82


Trips by Jerrold Nadler
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $35,858.15

Destination: NYC-MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE & RETURN
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: PANELIST ON "TURNING THE TABLES: POLITICIANS GRILL THE MEDIA"
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: LEAGUE OF AMERICAN THEATRES & PRODUCERS & THEATRE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSION ON THEATRE-PARTICIPANT
Date: Jun 17, 2000
Expense: $227.75
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: JCRC (JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL) & UJA-FEDERATION (UNITED JEWISH APPEAL)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $3,320.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and state affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 10, 2001
Expense: $388.25
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO
Purpose: TAPING OF DEBATE ON CONSUMER BANKRUPTCY
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $192.00
source

Destination: NYC - JACKSON HOLE,WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,509.00
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI, MIAMI-NYC
Sponsor: RETAIL WHOLESALE AND DEPARTMENT STORE UNION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,155.85
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PILGRIMAGE VISITING HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SITES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $413.00
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA (VIA SAN FRANCISCO)
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION AT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,631.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,629.30
source

Destination: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Purpose:
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,359.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jerrold Nadler

John Doty
David Greengrass
Brett Heimov
David Lachmann
Amy Rutkin
Eric Schmeltzer



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.