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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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Trips by*

Thad Bingel


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,895.77


Trips traveled under the office of Chris Cannon

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & CONFERENCES ON THE COMPETITIVE TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $892.30
source

Destination: TECH POLICY 2002 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE, FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: MULTIPLE CORPORATE SPONSORS CONFERENCE COORDINATED BY DUTKO GROUP
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMM LEGISLATION IN 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $722.46
source


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Miller

Destination: NEW ORLEANS & TAFT, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Entergy Corporation
Purpose: ENERGY RESTRUCTURING SEMINARS, NUCLEAR POWER PLANT SITE TOUR, ENTERGY HQ
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $933.85
source


Trips traveled under the office of F. James Sensenbrenner

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC, NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY COUNCIL (ITI) AND ITS MEMBER COMPANIES: EBAY AOL TIME WARNER, CISCO, IBM, APPLE COMPUTER, MICROSOFT
Purpose: BRIEFINGS AND SITE VISITS WITH ITIC AND HOST MEMBER COMPANIES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INDUSTRIES
Date: Aug 5, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,524.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLIN, PA
Sponsor: DUTKO GROUP COORDINATED THE CONFERENCE, SPONSORING ENTITIES WERE: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, AT&T, LUCENT, ACT, EIA, INFINEON, LEVEL(3), MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, SPRINT, ONTU, YAHOO!
Purpose: "ATTENDED TECH POLICY 2004" CONFERENCE ON PRESENT AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOM ISSUES SERVED ON PANEL ON INTERNET TAXATION
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $856.95
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED COMPTEL-ASCENT LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE WITH SEVERAL SEMINARS/DISCUSSION SESSIONS ON TELECOM POLICY ISSUES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF COMPETITIVE NON-INCUMBENT COMPANIES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR OF AUSTIN AREA TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS ON TECHNOLOGY POLICY
Date: May 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,880.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTENDED LECTURES, DISCUSSION PANELS, AND PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS ON NEW CONSUMER TECHNOLOGIES AT THE 2005 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES)
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,358.71
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thad Bingel.


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.