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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Saturday, September 19 at 8pm on MPT - A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

Episode description: Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband's death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.

The Roosevelts

Official Trailer

The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

About the program

Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.