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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY : A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. ET

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Join Ken Burns to examine Eleanor’s role as civil rights and U.N champion after FDR’s death.

  • Airdate(s): 4/30/2020, 10:00 - 12:00 AM ET
  • ROSV #: 107
  • Original Broadcast: 9/20/14

Episode Description

Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.

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


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