The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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Ken Burns' new film, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, premiers tonight from 8 pm to 10 pm ET on PBS stations and will run for 7 consecutive nights.  The film chronicles the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor from the birth of Theodore in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. According to the overview on PBS, "Together, these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the United States withing the wider world.  The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad.  It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage and the conquest of fear."
Tomorrow the entire 14 hours will be available to stream through PBS stations' video sites,, and PBS branded digital platforms including ROKU, Apple TV and Xbox for 2 weeks through September 29th.
The film can be previewed here.