The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

120 minutes

A Ken Burns documentary about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America. Theodore, the 26th U.S. president, battled corporate greed and built the Panama Canal. FDR, the 32nd U.S. president, stewarded the nation through the Great Depression and World War II. And after her husband's death, Eleanor essentially became the country's de facto conscience, championing civil rights, civil liberties and the U.N.

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

120 minutes

A Ken Burns documentary about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America. Theodore, the 26th U.S. president, battled corporate greed and built the Panama Canal. FDR, the 32nd U.S. president, stewarded the nation through the Great Depression and World War II. And after her husband's death, Eleanor essentially became the country's de facto conscience, championing civil rights, civil liberties and the U.N.

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Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 7 - A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

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FDR wins a fourth term in office and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but dies from a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war in Europe. After his death, Eleanor becomes a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. Following her 1962 death, she is mourned as the First Lady of the World.
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Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 1 - Get Action (1858-1901)

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s1e1 Get Action (1858-1901)
September 14, 2014
The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.
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Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 1 - Get Action (1858-1901)
s1e1 Get Action (1858-1901)
September 14, 2014
September 14, 2014
Get Action (1858-1901)
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Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 2 - In the Arena (1901-1910)
s1e2 In the Arena (1901-1910)
September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014
In the Arena (1901-1910)
Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 4 - The Storm (1920-1933)
s1e4 The Storm (1920-1933)
September 17, 2014
September 17, 2014
The Storm (1920-1933)
Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 5 - The Rising Road (1933-39)
s1e5 The Rising Road (1933-39)
September 18, 2014
September 18, 2014
The Rising Road (1933-39)
Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Season 1 Episode 7 - A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
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