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Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt

Clip: Season 12 | 16m 19s

"Prospects of Mankind with Eleanor Roosevelt" first aired on WGBH in October, 1959. The monthly series was a forum for prominent leaders and decision makers to discuss current issues with Eleanor as mediator and host. "Prospects of Mankind" is an example of Eleanor Roosevelt's fervent interest in world affairs during the last years of her life.

Aired: 01/09/00

Rating: NR

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