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Office of

John Mchugh


Total cost of 31 office trips: $68,893.81


Trips by John Mchugh
Total cost of congressperson's 3 trips: $14,427.36

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY-ASPEN, CO AND ASPEN, CO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association
Purpose: ATTENDED DMA BOARD MEETINGS TO DISCUSS POSTAL REFORM.
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $5,130.36
source

Destination: LAKE PLACID, NEW YORK
Sponsor: U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND OLYMPIC REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (AN AGENCY OF NEW YORK STATE)
Purpose: INSPECT CURRENT FACILITIES AND EVALUATE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS TO STRENGTHEN TOURIM INDUSTRY IN THE LAKE PLACID/ADIRONDACK REGION.
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL & JORDAN
Sponsor: Aish Hatorah Jerusalem Fund
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A DEFENSE AEROSPACE HOMELAND SECURITY MISSION AND CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,025.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Mchugh

Judith Brewer
Dana Johnson
Robert Taub



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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    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.