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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 Common Cause
Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
"The Common Cause" 1939-1944 By the late summer of 1939, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is halfway through his second term in office. Both he and Eleanor are tired and looking forward to retirement, but when Germany invades Poland on September 2, 1939, everything changes. Although the United States is poorly prepared…
In The Arena
Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
"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…
Moneyocracy - Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission
The story takes its roots in the 2010 F.E.C versus Citizens United Supreme Court decision and analyses its consequences on U.S elections and for Americans. What are the legal & political implications of this decision? Is this the beginning of a new era when corporations will shape the political arena…
The Fire of Life
Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
"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…
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:
  • 1932 Presidential Campaign
  • Campaign Rally with Will…
  • Get Action
    Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
    "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 -…
    The Storm
    Part of the Series: The Roosevelts
    "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…
    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…
    Depression and War
    Part of the Series: Freedom: A History of US
    With Black Thursday, and the collapse of the stock market, America heads into the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt builds a New Deal, while, overseas, Adolf Hitler rises to power and invades Poland. Responding to Pearl Harbor, the worst attack in American history to that time, FDR guides the nation…
    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…
    The Roosevelts - An Intimate History
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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,…