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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Description

This new documentary series from director Ken Burns explores the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. The 14-hour series follows the trio for more than a century, from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. During those years, the Roosevelts helped shaped history, notably the creation of National Parks, digging of the Panama Canal, passage of New Deal programs, and improving civil rights.

Upcoming Episodes

  • The Storm (1920-1933)

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920, but he contracts polio; while serving as governor of New York, Democrats turn to him as their presidential nominee for 1932. (120 minutes)

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  • The Rising Road (1933-1939)

    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal restores people's self-confidence; as the 1930s come to a close, FDR faces two issues -- whether to run for a third term and how to deal with Adolf Hitler. (120 minutes)

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