American Experience

FDR on Lying: Hiding a Disability

Clip: Season 24 | 2m 22s

The majority of the country did not know President Roosevelt was handicapped. "When he met Orson Welles, he said 'Orson, you and I are the two best actors in America,'" says biographer Hugh Gallagher. "And he was right."

Aired: 10/31/11

Rating: NR

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