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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

Maynard Friesz


Total cost of 6 trips: $9,472.72


Trips traveled under the office of Byron Dorgan

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING - INTL CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SHOW
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
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Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,807.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - ATTEND POLICY SESSIONS - KEYNOTE SPEECHS - SEE NEW TECHNOLOGY AT TRADESHOW
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,894.35
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW TO GATHER INFORMATION ON DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,975.13
source

Destination: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO REVIEW NEW CONSUMER ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES, MEET WITH INDUSTRY REPS AND ATTEND SESSIONS ON TOPICS, INCLUDING HDTV, BROADBAND, DIGITAL RIGHTS & WIRELESS
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,119.74
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Toy Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS ON ECOMMERCE & RFID TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS AND ATTEND TRADE SHOW AT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $426.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Maynard Friesz.


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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  • 11.10.14

    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.