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 Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwoods

The Roosevelts

Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwoods

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

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Ken Burns and Beau Willimon/The Roosevelts & The Underwoods

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts Lead up to World War II

The Roosevelts

Lead up to World War II

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

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Lead up to World War II

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

The Roosevelts

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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1939 and the lead up to World War II

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts Battle of the Bulge

The Roosevelts

Battle of the Bulge

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

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Battle of the Bulge

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

The Roosevelts

Booker T. Washington at the White House

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

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Booker T. Washington at the White House

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

The Roosevelts

Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

During World War I Eleanor Roosevelt volunteered with the Red Cross

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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Red Cross

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

The Roosevelts

Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

Eleanor Roosevelt had a very lonely childhood

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Eleanor Roosevelt Early Years

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

The Roosevelts

Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sara Delano Roosevelt

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

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Eleanor Roosevelt vs. Sara Delano Roosevelt

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Previews 6

Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts Intro

The Roosevelts

Intro

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

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Intro

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Video thumbnail: The Roosevelts The Roosevelts Teaser

The Roosevelts

The Roosevelts Teaser

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

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The Roosevelts Teaser

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

The Roosevelts

Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelts

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

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Director Ken Burns discusses his new film, The Roosevelts

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