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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY : The Common Cause (1939-1944)

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET

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Follow Ken Burns to survey FDR’s leadership during WWII, while Eleanor tends to wounded servicemen.

  • Airdate(s): 4/30/2020, 8:00 - 10:00 PM ET
  • ROSV #: 106
  • Original Broadcast: 9/19/14

Episode Description

FDR shatters the third-term tradition, struggles to prepare a reluctant country to enter World War II and, after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, helps set the course toward Allied victory. Meanwhile, Eleanor struggles to keep New Deal reforms alive in wartime and travels the Pacific to comfort wounded servicemen. Diagnosed with congestive heart failure in 1943 and with the war still raging, FDR resolves to conceal his condition and run for a fourth term.

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


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