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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY : The Fire of Life (1910-1919)

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Join Ken Burns as he traces the effects of WWI on the lives of the Roosevelts.

  • Airdate(s): 4/9/2020, 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET
  • ROSV #: 103
  • Original Broadcast: 9/16/14

Episode Description

Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade that splits his own party, undertakes a deadly expedition into the South American jungle, campaigns for American entry into World War I — and pays a terrible personal price. Franklin masters wartime Washington as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, while Eleanor finds personal salvation in war work. Her discovery of Franklin’s romance with another woman transforms their marriage into a largely political partnership. TR’s death at 60 is almost universally mourned, but provides Franklin with a golden opportunity.

Photos for the series are available on THE ROOSEVELTS program page.


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