Atlantic Crossing

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Preview: Episode 4 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

Martha is pressured to exploit her friendship with the president, who defies isolationists to push the Lend-Lease act. Martha and the children get a surprise Christmas present.

Aired: 04/25/21

Rating: NR

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