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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 

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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Meryl Streep ...  Eleanor Roosevelt 7 episodes, 2014
Edward Herrmann ...  Franklin Roosevelt 7 episodes, 2014
George Will ...  Himself - Writer / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Doris Kearns Goodwin ...  Herself - Historian / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Geoffrey C. Ward Geoffrey C. Ward ...  Himself - Biographer / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Paul Giamatti ...  Theodore Roosevelt 7 episodes, 2014
Peter Coyote ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2014
John Lithgow ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Patricia Clarkson ...  Daisy Suckley / ... 5 episodes, 2014
David McCullough ...  Himself - Historian 5 episodes, 2014
Jon Meacham ...  Himself - Biographer 5 episodes, 2014
Kevin Conway 5 episodes, 2014
H.W. Brands ...  Himself - Biographer 5 episodes, 2014
Blanche Wiesen Cook Blanche Wiesen Cook ...  Herself - Biographer / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Jonathan Alter ...  Himself - Writer / ... 4 episodes, 2014
Clay Jenkinson ...  Himself - Historian 3 episodes, 2014
Amy Madigan 3 episodes, 2014
Joanne Tucker 3 episodes, 2014
Pamela Reed 3 episodes, 2014
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A documentary that weaves together the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

14 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyde Park, New York, USA

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Florentine Films See more »
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Runtime:

(DVD) | (7 episodes)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Final acting role (voice) of Eli Wallach's career, with on screen credit. Wallach died approximately seventy-eight days before the premiere. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ken Burns: America's Storyteller (2017) See more »

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Sun Blind
Written by Mark Orton
Performed by Mark Orton
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Wonderful series!
13 February 2017 | by sirk1971See all my reviews

I've watched this series multiple times. I'm not political. I've never really paid much attention to the Roosevelt's. But I absolutely love biographies. Ken Burns has done a fantastic job with this series. I totally recommend anyone who enjoys biographies to watch this series. I came away thinking that our country could use another Teddy Roosevelt. His beliefs and tactics is something our country could definitely use right now. Not too fond of FDR based on this series. Wish it would have went more into Elanor since she was a true Roosevelt by blood (side note....I knew they were cousins before I watched this and it's still very icky that he married his cousin). I would love for Mr. Burns to create more biographies of this nature. I've tried watching others and they've failed to keep my interest like this one did.


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