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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

Dana Rohrabacher


Total cost of 42 office trips: $261,679.59


Trips by Dana Rohrabacher
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $145,463.55

Destination: QATAR
Sponsor: GOVERNMENT OF QATAR ISLAMIC INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (HOTEL MEALS AIRFARE)
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OIL CRISIS
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $10,109.32
source

Destination: TAIWAN/PHILIPPINES/KUWAIT
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: RESEARCH KUWAIT FDTN./PHILIPPINES UNITED AGAINST CRIME
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $16,109.54
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL DEMOCRACY
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONVENTION
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $553.05
source

Destination: BONN, GERMANY/WASH, DC
Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council
Purpose: U.N. PEACE TALKS ON AFGHANISTAN
Date: Nov 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,825.58
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: EFFORTS ON TERRORISM/TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $21,000.00
source

Destination: LONDON-QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SECOND ANNUAL QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON FREE MKTS AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $18,870.00
source

Destination: LAX TO LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: BIGELOW AEROSPACE
Purpose: AEROSPACE RESEARCH & TOUR
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: TOKYO-TAIPEI-HAWAII
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: ECONOMIC CONFERENCE / RESEARCH
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $10,173.62
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO AND CONFERENCE CRUISE
Sponsor: Freedom Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,574.30
source

Destination: PHX-IAD-DOHA-VIENNA-IAD
Sponsor: ISLAM FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY OF QATAR
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE WITH CODEL
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (11 days)
Expense: $19,797.00
source

Destination: PARIS - TOULOUSE; BIARRITZ - PARIS
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: AVIATION FACT FINDING VISIT TO AIRBUS HEADQUARTERS
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $10,990.26
source

Destination: BERLIN-RIGA-BERLIN-QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: BERLIN CONFERENCE & QATAR CONFERENCE "FREE MARKETS & DEMOCRACY IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD"
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $19,969.14
source

Destination: VIENNA-ALBANIA-BERLIN
Sponsor: Albanian American Foundation
Purpose: VISITS AND BRIEFINGS IN ALBANIA, MONTENEGRO & KOSOVA
Date: Aug 20, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $11,521.74
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dana Rohrabacher

Kellee Barron
Michelle Bekkering
Paul Berkowitz
Meredith Curcio
Richard Dykema
Donald Ernsberger
Fadi Essmaeel
Emelyn Faulkner
Kathleen Hollingsworth
Aaron Lewis
Greg Mccarthy
Al Santoli



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.