The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics.

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Funding is provided by Bank of America; CPB; Mr. Jack C. Taylor; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; The NEH; Rosalind P. Walter; PBS and members of The Better Angels Society, including Jessica & John Fullerton; The Pfeil Foundation – David, Mindy, Robert & Daniel Pfeil; Joan Wellhouse Newton; Bonnie & Tom McCloskey; and The Golklin Family.

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A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)


Examine Eleanor’s role as civil rights and U.N champion after FDR’s death.

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Una fe fuerte y activa (1944-1962)


Examina el papel de Eleanor como defensora de los derechos civiles y de la ONU.

The Common Cause (1939-1944)


Survey FDR’s leadership during WWII, while Eleanor tends to wounded servicemen.

La causa común (1939-1944)


Obtén una visión del liderazgo de FDR durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

El camino ascendente (1933-1939)


Examina el Nuevo Trato de Roosevelt y el creciente activismo político de Eleanor.

The Fire of Life (1910-1919)


Trace the effects of WWI on the lives of the Roosevelts.

The Storm (1920-1933)


FDR battles with polio and responds to the Great Depression.