History Detectives

Society Circus Program

Clip | 17m 18s

An Oregon girl finds a yellowed circus program reading "Official Program of Cobina Wright's Society Circus for the benefit of the Boy Scout Foundation, Hon. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President, Season 1933." Host Gwendolyn Wright explores New York City's 1930s high society and illuminates a link between FDR and the Boy Scouts that inspired one of the most effective pieces of the President's New Deal.

Aired: 07/13/10

Rating: TV-G

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