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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Office of

Bob Riley


Total cost of 26 office trips: $89,606.83


Trips by Bob Riley
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $37,385.62

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Vision Technologies Inc
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE ISSUES
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $17,402.00
source

Destination: HONGKONG
Sponsor: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
Purpose: TO DISCUSS TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $3,751.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: NATIONAL SECURITY FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 13, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,129.00
source

Destination: VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET, NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT TO NASDAQ STOCK MARKET PARTICIPATION IN OPENING OF NASDAQ STOCK MARKET.
Date: May 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,393.62
source

Destination: MOSCOW & ST. PETERSBURG
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO INSPECT THE FORMER SOVIET UNION'S COMPLIANCE WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY TO DISPOSE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS & TO SPEAK WITH SCIENTISTS FORMERLY EMPLOYED IN THE SOVIET UNION'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROGRAM.
Date: May 25, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $12,710.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bob Riley

Kevin Berents
Anne Cassity
Daniel Gans
Shana Jones
Leland Whaley



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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    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.