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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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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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Office of

Maurice Hinchey


Total cost of 64 office trips: $191,796.70


Trips by Maurice Hinchey
Total cost of congressperson's 28 trips: $148,850.54

Destination: BADEN-BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE "U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,855.55
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THE U.S. EMBARGO ON THE PEOPLE OF CUBA
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,411.62
source

Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW BEST TO FURTHER THE PEACE PROCESS
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $8,351.79
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $4,509.97
source

Destination: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $2,654.30
source

Destination: DAMASCUS, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,157.05
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARDS CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,363.10
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,824.50
source

Destination: GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "US GERMAN ROUNDTABLE" MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $7,497.50
source

Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF STATE
Date: May 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $11,288.59
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND AND PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,248.30
source

Destination: PRAGUE, MADRID
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI BOARD MEETING
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,047.40
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY AND LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $15,042.00
source

Destination: SHANGHAI - NANJING - BEIJING, CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $8,770.95
source

Destination: HAVANA AND SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS, CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE EFFECTS OF THE CUBAN EMBARGO
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,832.78
source

Destination: COLOGNE, GERMANY WITH IMDI
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: "U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY"
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $7,947.60
source

Destination: ALBANY, NY-DOHA, QATAR-AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION/UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: THIRD ANNUAL QATAR-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR FREE MARKETS & DEMOCRATS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,724.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,862.10
source

Destination: MADISON, WISCONSIN
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEDIA REFORM.
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $814.22
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE ASA'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,777.03
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-MEXICO RELATIONS.
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $4,657.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,575.70
source

Destination: MOSCOW-BRATISLAVA-BUDAPEST
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: IMDI SERIES OF BOARD ROOM BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,355.20
source

Destination: TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO DEMONSTRATE SOLIDARITY IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT OF OLANCHO'S MARCH FOR LIFE, A MARCH IN PROTEST OF ILLEGAL LOGGING IN HONDURAS AND THE CORRUPTION THAT SUSTAINS IT.
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,628.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Shipbuilding Association
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,712.55
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,183.68
source

Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Sponsor: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND AWARD RECIPIENT AT THE AOMALLIANCE 12TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION
Date: May 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $279.16
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEDIA REFORM
Date: May 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $478.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Maurice Hinchey

Paul Brotherton
Sara Curtis
Wendy Darwell
Anne Georges
Denise Giuliano
Michael Iger
Dianne Miller
Averi Pakulis
Kiersten Stewart



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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  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

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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.