The Roosevelts

Premiered September 2014

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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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwo

The Roosevelts

S1: Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwo

Ken Burns and Beau Willimon talk the similarities between The Roosevelts & The Underwoods.

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S1: Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwo

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The Roosevelts

S1: Lead up to World War II

Eleanor and FDR look on in horror as the Nazi Party sweeps across Germany

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S1: Lead up to World War II

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: 1939 and the lead up to World War II

The Roosevelts

S1: 1939 and the lead up to World War II

FDR is shocked at the rise of Hilter and must turn the reluctant United States towards war

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S1: 1939 and the lead up to World War II

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Battle of the Bulge

The Roosevelts

S1: Battle of the Bulge

FDR remained calm when hearing of the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944

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S1: Battle of the Bulge

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Booker T. Washington at the White House

The Roosevelts

S1: Booker T. Washington at the White House

Theodore Roosevelt invites Booker T. Washington to dine at the White House.

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S1: Booker T. Washington at the White House

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

The Roosevelts

S1: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

During World War I Eleanor Roosevelt volunteered with the Red Cross

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S1: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

The Roosevelts

S1: Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

Eleanor Roosevelt had a very lonely childhood

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S1: Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sara Delano Roosevelt

The Roosevelts

S1: Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sara Delano Roosevelt

Eleanor clashed at times with her mother in law, Sara Delano Roosevelt

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S1: Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sara Delano Roosevelt

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Previews 6

Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Intro

The Roosevelts

S1: Intro

THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor

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S1: Intro

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: The Roosevelts Teaser

The Roosevelts

S1: The Roosevelts Teaser

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History premieres September 14, 2014 at 8pmET on PBS

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S1: The Roosevelts Teaser

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts S1: Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelt

The Roosevelts

S1: Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelt

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History premieres Sunday, September 14 at 8/7c.

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S1: Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelt

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