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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

Peter Defazio


Total cost of 36 office trips: $81,675.31


Trips by Peter Defazio
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $28,215.73

Destination: PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: AAR'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,417.93
source

Destination: BOAT TRIP THRU PARTS OF ALASKA
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF TONGAES NH FOREST
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,207.88
source

Destination: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE IN MAUI HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES DISCUSSION W/ INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,257.00
source

Destination: EUGENE-KONA-PDX
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF CURRENT AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $6,319.32
source

Destination: DC-MIAMI-EUGENE
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF AVIATION SECURITY POST SEPT. 11TH
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,217.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: United States - New Zealand Council
Purpose: US-NZ TRADE ISSUES
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $2,746.00
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, NTL AUDUBON SOCIETY, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB & WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ON OIL DRILLING, ENERGY & WILDERNESS ISSUES
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,902.13
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Air Traffic Controllers Association
Purpose: SPOKE TO NATCA CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $148.47
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Peter Defazio

Lisa Cohen
Penny Dodge
David Dreher
Katherine Eastman
Kristine Greco
Amelia Jenkins
Ven Neralla
Thomas Vinson
Katherine Weatherly Dedrick



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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    Academic Fraud and College Athletics

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  • 11.17.14

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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.