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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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

Eliot Engel


Total cost of 46 office trips: $117,299.20


Trips by Eliot Engel
Total cost of congressperson's 25 trips: $89,635.61

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,031.60
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,572.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONVENTION AND MEET W/ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,750.04
source

Destination: NEW YORK - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN NCTA CONVENTION
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,993.89
source

Destination: MONTANA - WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO ATTEND LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 3, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,102.05
source

Destination: UKRAINE-BELARUS
Sponsor: JEWISH CONFEDERATION OF UKRAINE
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF BABIY WAR TRAGEDY
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,975.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AIPAC'S NATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $938.46
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,742.24
source

Destination: DCA-RALEIGH-LGA
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: MEETING WITH JONATHAN POLLARD
Date: Feb 20, 2002
Expense: $187.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AIPAC DINNER
Date: May 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $561.26
source

Destination: NEW YORK - ATLANTA - WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AIPAC'S SUMMIT MEETING
Date: Oct 6, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,303.13
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN NAB 2003 CONVENTION
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $6,655.30
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose:
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,983.40
source

Destination: LONDON - ISRAEL - NEW YORK
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETINGS WITH ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,441.20
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE NAB RADIO SHOW
Date: Oct 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $876.74
source

Destination: TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Michael Cherney Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SUMMIT
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,481.00
source

Destination: DC-FLORIDA-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL CES
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,998.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-LA JOLLA-FLORIDA-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AAR'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,035.29
source

Destination: NY-NEW ORLEANS-DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,267.16
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL GALA
Date: Oct 1, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,458.09
source

Destination: FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND ATTEND THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROAD'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,941.22
source

Destination: KRAKOW-WARSAW
Sponsor: Museum of the History of Polish Jews
Purpose: EXPLORING 1000 YEARS OF JEWISH PRESENCE ON POLISH SOIL
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,559.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,333.56
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-ALBANIA-MONTENEGRO-KOSOVA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: NATIONAL ALBANIAN AMERICAN COUNCIL
Purpose: TO MONITOR ALBANIAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS & TO MEET WITH VARIOUS LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE BALKONS
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $6,872.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eliot Engel

John Calvelli
Emily Gibbons
Pete Leon
Rachel Miller
Christopher Pernie
Joanna Serra
Jason Steinbaum
William Weitz



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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.24.14

    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

    Last month the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released a report that showed evidence of nearly two decades of academic fraud perpetuated by the school’s Afro-American Studies Department. An investigation found certain professors and administrators had an unwritten policy of “propping up” student athletes. This week on the podcast, we look at academic fraud at colleges with high-stakes sports programs.
  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.