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The Roosevelts : an intimate history.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (television producer,, television director.). Ward, Geoffrey C., (screenwriter,, interviewee (expression)). Barnes, Paul, 1951- (television producer,, editor of moving image work.). Baucom, Pam Tubridy, (television producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Giamatti, Paul, (voice actor.). Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014 (voice actor.). Streep, Meryl (voice actor.). Clarkson, Patricia, (voice actor.). Arkin, Adam, (voice actor.). Conway, Kevin (voice actor.). Lithgow, John, 1945- (voice actor.). Madigan, Amy (voice actor.). Tucker, Joanne, (voice actor.). Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014 (voice actor.). Lambert, Jason, (voice actor.). Reed, Pamela, (voice actor.). Thornton, Billy Bob (voice actor.). Carradine, Keith, 1949- (voice actor.). Klug, Michael, (voice actor.). Harris, Ed, 1950- (voice actor.). Lucas, Josh, (voice actor.). Pala, Massimiliano, (voice actor.). Lumbly, Carl, (voice actor.). McCormick, Carolyn, (voice actor.). McCullough, David G., (interviewee (expression)). Will, George F. (interviewee (expression)). Botstein, Sarah, 1972- (interviewee (expression)). Brinkley, Alan (interviewee (expression)). Cooper, John Milton, (interviewee (expression)). Duncan, Dayton (interviewee (expression)). Dunfey, Julie, (interviewee (expression)). Early, Gerald Lyn, (interviewee (expression)). Goodwin, Doris Kearns (interviewee (expression)). Jenkinson, Clay, (interviewee (expression)). Leuchtenburg, William E. (William Edward), 1922- (interviewee (expression)). Margolis, Jon, (interviewee (expression)). Novick, Lynn, (interviewee (expression)). Weisberger, Bernard A., 1922- (interviewee (expression)). Willimon, Beau, (interviewee (expression)). Woolner, David B., 1955- (interviewee (expression)). Reidy, Tricia, (editor of moving image work.). Ewers, Erik (editor of moving image work.). White, Daniel J., (editor of moving image work.). Squires, Buddy, (director of photography.). Moore, Allen, (director of photography.). Cieri, David, (composer.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (approximately 840 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2014.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 1 Get Action Episode 2 In the Arena Episode 3 Fire of Life Episode 4 Storm Episode 5 Rising Road Episode 6 Common Cause Episode 7 A Strong and Active Faith.
Restrictions on Access Note:
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Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Ken Burns.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Peter Coyote ; with voiceovers by Paul Giamatti (Theodore Roosevelt), Edward Herrmann (Franklin Roosevelt) and Meryl Streep (Eleanor Roosevelt), Patricia Clarkson (Daisy Suckley), Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, John Lithgow, Amy Madigan, Joanne Tucker, Eli Wallach, Jason Lambert, Pamela Reed, Billy Bob Thronton, Keith Carradine, Michael Klug, Ed Harris, Josh Lucas, Massimiliano Pala, Carl Lumbly, Carolyn McCormick ; interviews with David McCullough, Geoffrey C. Ward, George Will, Sarah Botstein, H.W. Brand, Alan Brinkley, John Milton Cooper, Jr., Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey, Gerald Early, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Clay Jenkinson, William E. Leuchtenburg, Jon Margolis, Lynn Novick, Bernard A. Weisberger, Beau Willimon, David Woolner.
Summary, etc.:
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, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts 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 his fifth 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 United States within the wider world. The series encompasses the history the Roosevelts helped to shape: the creation of National Parks, the digging of the Panama Canal, the passage of innovative New Deal programs, the defeat of Hitler, 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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Politicians > United States > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Presidents' spouses > United States > Biography.
Human rights workers > United States > Biography.
United States > Politics and government > 20th century.
United States > Social conditions > 20th century.

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