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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the livesof Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the mostprominent 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-episode film follows theRoosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry hisfifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd President of the United States. Together,these three individuals not only redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and with each other, but also redefined the role of the U.S. within the wider world. The series encompasses the history theRoosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat ofHitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights abroad. It is also an intimate human story about love, betrayal, family loyalty, personal courage, and the conquest of fear.
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