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A Strong and Active Faith
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"A Strong and Active Faith" 1944-1962 By April of 1944, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt have occupied the White House for more than eleven years. The President is secretly convalescing in South Carolina from a recently diagnosed bout of congestive heart failure while the war rages overseas and his family is…
The Rising Road
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"The Rising Road" 1933-1939 Franklin Delano Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration comes during the nation's worst economic crisis - the Great Depression. Banks have failed and savings accounts have been wiped out, so to explain the banking system and how it works, Franklin Roosevelt gives his first "fireside chat" to the…
In The Arena
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"In The Arena" 1901-1910 After William McKinley's assassination, Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Washington in 1901 as the youngest President of the United States. He is unwilling to let Congress dictate federal policies and he knows how to use his immense popularity with the press to disseminate his message to the…
The Storm
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"The Storm" 1920-1933 In the 1920s, memories of Theodore Roosevelt begin to fade. The Great War is over, Woodrow Wilson is ill, and the American public is weary of domestic reform and events overseas. The Republican Party nominates Warren G. Harding for president, while Democratic nominee James M. Cox chooses…
The Fire of Life
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"The Fire of Life" 1910 - 1919 With his election to the New York State Senate in 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt sets out to make a name for himself in Albany, much as Theodore Roosevelt had done twenty-nine years earlier. He joins forces with reform-minded Democrats to fight against the…
U.S. Presidents Vol. I 1929 - 1974
Part of the Series: U.S. Presidents 1929-2008
U.S. Presidents Vol. I 1929 - 1974 features the following key speeches:
  • Herbert Hoover campaigns against FDR for a second term
  • Hoover delivers a radio address on the War in Europe
  • FDR's first Inauguration Address
  • Roosevelt declares a Bank Holiday
  • FDR addresses Carolina Political Union
  • President Roosevelt announces a…
Get Action
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"Get Action" 1858-1901 Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt are the most prominent members of one of the most important families in American history. Theodore and Franklin occupy the White House for nineteen of the first forty-five years of the twentieth century, years during which much of the modern world -…
American Experience: FDR
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The longest-serving president in U.S. history, and leader through the Great Depression and World War II -- two of the nation's worst crises -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered by many to be our greatest president. In his early years, as a pampered, sheltered scion of a wealthy family, FDR…
The Greatest Speeches of All Time: Volume I
This is a collection of the most important and well-known speeches of modern times. These are the dramatic words from world leaders that changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide. Video includes highlights of the following speeches from:
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  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: President of the 20th Century
    Seen and heard in this original footage are highlights of dramatic speeches, from Fireside Chats to addresses before Congress, from the Great Depression to World War II, given by the only four-term President. 1933-1945. Featuring highlights of the following speeches:
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    The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part,…
    Mary McLeod Bethune: Champion For Education
    Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born the 15th of 17 children to former slaves in South Carolina. This inspiring program follows her illustrious path from the cotton fields of the South to renowned African American educator, leader of women, distinguished adviser to several American presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, close…