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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

September 14-20 at 8:00pm on TV 26 and WETA HD

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.

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Tue., May 5, 2015
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

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Tue., May 5, 2015
8:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

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Wed., May 6, 2015
6:00 am
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Wed., May 6, 2015
9:00 am
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Wed., May 6, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Wed., May 6, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Wed., May 6, 2015
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Wed., May 6, 2015
4:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Thu., May 7, 2015
12:30 am
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Thu., May 7, 2015
12:30 am
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Thu., May 7, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Thu., May 7, 2015
1:00 pm
(120 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA TV 26 Logo

Sun., May 10, 2015
1:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

WETA HD Logo

Sun., May 10, 2015
3:30 pm
(60 minutes)

Get Action (1858-1901)  

The Ken Burns documentary series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, who played pivotal roles in shaping modern America, opens with the early years of cousins Theodore (1858-1919) and Franklin (1882-1945). Teddy was frail as a child, yet pursued a strenuous life. He experienced tragedy, too: His first wife, Alice, died days after giving birth to daughter Alice Lee in 1884. A young Franklin, meanwhile, was inspired by his cousin's political career to contemplate following in his path.

The Roosevelts Quote Quiz

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt speaking on Women's Day at the Chicago World's Fair, 1933 (Photo Credit: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

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