THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
A Strong and Active Faith

Delegate Eleanor Roosevelt at a meeting of the United Nations.

 

Air date: Tues., June 23, 8:00 pm

 

Frail and failing but determined to see the war through to victory, FDR wins re-election and begins planning for a peaceful postwar world, but a cerebral hemorrhage kills him at 63. After her husband’s death, Eleanor Roosevelt proves herself a shrewd politician and a skilled negotiator in her own right, as well as a champion of civil rights, civil liberties and the United Nations. When she dies in 1962, she is mourned everywhere as the First Lady of the World.