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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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(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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Trips by*

Susan Hirschmann


Total cost of 18 trips: $85,135.35


Trips traveled under the office of Tom Delay

Destination: NEMICOLIN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING CONFERENCE FOR MEMBERS & SENIOR STAFF
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $504.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,259.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: THE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Purpose:
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $812.79
source

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Destination: MOROCCO
Sponsor: US-Morocco Affairs Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $4,172.50
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $4,720.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,876.80
source

Destination: KINGSMILL RESORT - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES IN AMUSEMENT INDUSTRY
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,321.00
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,385.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $10,423.70
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATION / MT OF GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $8,822.16
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH PRESIDENT
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,122.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA; SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: MT W/GOV'T LEADERS / EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,411.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAN
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $785.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, TO GREENBRIAR (W.W)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,465.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Susan Hirschmann.


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.

Recent Posts

  • 11.17.14

    The Utility of a PhD

    Humanities professors at colleges and universities are re-thinking what it means to offer a PhD. The old model is proving unsustainable. It takes an average nine years to get a doctorate, but less than 60 percent of PhDs are finding tenure-track teaching jobs. This week, we look at a new report recommending academics view doctoral programs in a new light.
  • 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.