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Ken Burns’s The Roosevelts: The Truth Outside the Frame

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POV
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Tom Roston discusses Ken Burns's The Roosevelts on POV's Doc Soup blog Continue


Parte 5 | El camino ascendente (1933-1939)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR lleva consigo el mismo optimismo y energía a la Casa Blanca que demostró su primo Theodore. Dirigido al poner fin a la Depresión, su Nuevo Trato de gran alcance restaura la confianza de la gente y transforma la relación entre ellos y su gobierno. Eleanor rechaza el papel tradicional de primera dama, se convierte en la conciencia liberal de su marido y a veces en una polémica fuerza política. Continue


Parte 3 | El fuego de la vida (1910-1919)

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The Roosevelts
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Theodore Roosevelt conduce una cruzada progresiva que divide a su propio partido, hace campaña a favor de la entrada de Estados Unidos en la Primera Guerra Mundial — y paga un terrible precio personal. Franklin domina la guerra en Washington como asistente del Secretario de la Marina, mientras que Eleanor encuentra su salvación personal en el trabajo ligado a la guerra. Continue


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Enemy of the Reich: The Noor Inayat Khan Story
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In August of 1943, the last surviving clandestine radio operator in Paris desperately signaled London for additional weapons and explosives for the French underground. She knew her time was limited. Within a month, she too would be taken. This is the story of a woman’s extraordinary courage, tested in the crucible of Nazi-occupied Paris. Continue


Web Exclusive: Japanese-American Internees Today

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American Masters
PBS


Photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. found surviving Japanese-Americans who were photographed by Dorothea Lange and others as they were taken to internment camps during World War II. This forced relocation process was led by the U.S. War Relocation Authority in 1942. Kitagaki took portraits of these former internees, often taking the photos in the same locations or arrangements as the 1942 photos. Continue


Part 5 | The Rising Road (1933-1939) [Descriptive Version]

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force. Continue


Part 2 | In the Arena (1901-1910) [Descriptive Version]

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The Roosevelts
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Murder brings Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, but in the seven years that follow, he transforms the office and makes himself perhaps the best-loved of all presidents, battling corporate greed, preserving American wilderness, carrying the message of American might around the world. FDR weds Eleanor Roosevelt, and jumps at the chance to run for the New York state senate. Continue


Part 6 | The Common Cause (1939-1944)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Continue


Part 4 | The Storm (1920-1933)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in 1920 and seems assured of a still brighter future until polio devastates him. He spends seven years struggling without success to walk again, while Eleanor builds her own personal and political life of. FDR returns to politics in 1928 and acts with such vigor during the first years of the Great Depression that the Democrats nominate him for president. Continue


Part 2 | In the Arena (1901-1910)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Murder brings Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency, but in the seven years that follow, he transforms the office and makes himself perhaps the best-loved of all presidents, battling corporate greed, preserving American wilderness, carrying the message of American might around the world. FDR weds Eleanor Roosevelt, and jumps at the chance to run for the New York state senate. Continue


Parte 7 | Una fe fuerte y activa (1944-1962)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Frágil y débil pero decidido a terminar la guerra y alcanzar la victoria, FDR gana la reelección y comienza a hacer planes para el mundo pacífico de la posguerra, pero una hemorragia cerebral lo mata a los 63 años de edad. Después de la muerte de su marido, Eleanor Roosevelt demuestra ser astuta en la política y hábil negociadora por derecho propio, así como una defensora de los derechos civiles. Continue


Parte 4 | La tormenta (1920-1933)

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The Roosevelts
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Franklin Roosevelt se postula para vicepresidente en 1920 y parece estar seguro de un futuro aún más brillante hasta que la polio lo devasta. Pasa siete años luchando sin éxito para poder caminar de nuevo, mientras que Eleanor construye su propia vida personal y política. Continue


Parte 2 | En el ruedo (1901-1910)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Un asesinato lleva a Theodore Roosevelt a la Presidencia, pero en los subsiguientes siete años, él transforma el cargo y hace de sí mismo tal vez el más querido de todos los presidentes, al luchar contra la avaricia corporativa, preservar la naturaleza de Estados Unidos, llevar el mensaje del poder de Estados Unidos a todo el mundo. Continue


Cuban Missle Crisis

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Three Men Go to War
PBS


Premiering on the 50th anniversary of the missile crisis, "Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War" focuses on three central figures in the crisis — President John F. Kennedy, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Continue


Part 6 | The Common Cause (1939-1944) [Descriptive Version]

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Continue


MAKERS Season 2 - Preview

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Makers: Women Who Make America
PBS


Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Airs Tuesdays, September 30-November 4, 2014 at 9/8c. Check your local listings. Continue


Part 7 | A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


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. Continue


Part 5 | The Rising Road (1933-1939)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force. Continue


Part 3 | The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

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The Roosevelts
PBS


Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, campaigns for American entry into World War I — and pays a terrible personal price. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, while Eleanor finds personal salvation in war work. Her discovery of Franklin’s romance with another woman transforms their marriage into a largely political partnership. Continue


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The Fidel Castro Tapes
PBS


In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings. Continue


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