American Experience

The Presidents: FDR

Season 7 Episode 1 | 4h 2m  | Video has closed captioning.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt restored hope after the Great Depression and led the nation during World War II.

Aired: 05/11/08

Expired: 02/27/18

Rating: NR

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