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(Photos: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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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*

Wallace Hsueh


Total cost of 13 trips: $19,476.08


Trips traveled under the office of Gordon Smith

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT & FACILITY TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,641.15
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING THE STATE OF THE REAL INDUSTRY
Date: May 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,921.02
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Oregon Association of Nurseries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR OF OREGON NURSERY & CHRISTMAS TREE PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,926.18
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: CMS Energy Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PIPELINE SAFETY TOUR IN MICHIGAN
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $910.75
source

Destination: DULLES, VA - LOS ANGELES, CA - SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: MEETINGS AND SITE TOUR OF AOL TIME WARNER COMPANY FACILITIES & LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Aug 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,477.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: MICROSOFT/COLUMBIA RESOURCE GROUP
Purpose: MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP LAUNCH
Date: Oct 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $947.31
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: MEETINGS & FACT-FINDING AT ESPN HEADQUARTERS
Date: Jan 25, 2002
Expense: $571.32
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: BRIEFINGS & MEETINGS WITH RECORDING INDUSTRY & ARTISTS REGARDING THE "STATE OF THE INDUSTRY"
Date: Jun 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TELECOMMUNICATIONS SEMINAR
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,074.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,790.98
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Motion Picture Association of America
Purpose: VISIT STUDIOS TO DISCUSS PIRACY ISSUES & TO UNDERSTAND MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,332.87
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,148.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,629.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Wallace Hsueh.


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.