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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

John Spratt


Total cost of 42 office trips: $81,663.08


Trips by John Spratt
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,894.03

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC - ORLANDO, FL - CHARLOTTE, NC - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Public Power Association
Purpose: APPA'S PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD/SPEECH
Date: Jun 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VA.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA-CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: SOUTH CAROLINA BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE (BUDGET)
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,372.02
source

Destination: ROCK HILL, SC-HILTON HEAD, SC-ROCK HILL, SC
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE (TORT REFORM)
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $156.30
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC-ST. PETERSBURG, FL-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: GEN. SESSION SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE (BUDGET)
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Expense: $1,295.50
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Global Policy Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE (NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION)
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $853.84
source

Destination: QUITO, ECUADOR-GALAPAGOS ISLANDS-QUITO, ECUADOR
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: TRIP TO VIEW TNC'S NATURAL RESOURCE AND BIO-DIVERSITY CONSERVATION WORK IN ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $13,314.37
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Spratt

Rudy Barnes
Jennifer Friedman
Joseph Harris
Robert Hopkins
Thomas Kahn
Michael Lieberman
Michael Mccord
Nicholas Miller
Dawn Myers
Jonathan Orr
Kimberly Overbeck
Antonio Santalucia
Daraka Satcher
Ashli Scott



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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