THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
The Rising Road

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

 

Air date: Tues., June 9, 8:00 pm

 

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed. Aimed at ending the Depression, his sweeping New Deal restores the people’s self-confidence and transforms the relationship between them and their government. Rejecting the traditional role of First Lady, Eleanor becomes her husband’s liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right.