franklin d. roosevelt

  • The Roosevelts
    September 17, 2014   BY Margaret Myers 

    If you’ve been watching the epic documentary “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” on PBS, then you you’ve probably come to know Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor as more than just the iconic leaders of America’s coming of age. They were complicated characters who suffered immense loss, and who cultivated the strength and confidence to lead the country through periods of great transition and great tragedy. But would these historical characters succeed if they were in today’s hot political climate? Filmmaker Burns doesn’t think so. Continue reading

  • November 23, 2011   BY Jason Kane 

    A meal shared by Pilgrims and American Indians might get most of the credit for the creation of Thanksgiving, but it was Abraham Lincoln who officially proclaimed the last Thursday in November a holiday, back in 1864. This slide show documents some of the highlights of the presidents’ Thanksgiving celebrations. Continue reading

  • November 12, 2009  

    As President Obama departs for Asia, he leaves a full menu of unfinished business at home: two wars to manage, a struggling economy and his push for health care reform, to name a few. Jim Lehrer speaks to a panel of experts about the so-called “overload factor” for presidents. Continue reading