Rent The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (2014)

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Synopsis:
'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.
Actors:
, , , , , , , John Meacham, Patricia O'Toole, , , , Blanche Wiesen Cook, William Jennings Bryan, Louis Howe, , , Missy LeHand
Directors:
Producers:
Paul Barnes, Pam Tubridy Baucom, Ken Burns, Jim Corbley, Anne Harrington, Jean Lane, Katie Wilson
Voiced By:
Paul Giamatti, Edward Herrmann, Meryl Streep, Adam Arkin, Kevin Conway, John Lithgow, Amy Madigan, Joanne Tucker, Eli Wallach, Massimiliano Pala, Ed Harris, Josh Lucas
Narrated By:
Peter Coyote
Writers:
Ken Burns, Geoffrey C. Ward
Studio:
PBS
Genres:
TV Documentaries
BBFC:
Release Date:
15/09/2014
Run Time:
840 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
NTSC
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • 13 Bonus Videos
  • Making of 'The Roosevelts'
  • Deleted Scenes with an Introduction by Ken Burns
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episode:
1. Get Action (1858-1901)
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episode:
2. In the Arena (1901-1910)
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episode:
3. The Fire of Life (1910-1919)
Disc 4:
This disc includes the following episode:
4. The Storm (1920-1933)
Disc 5:
This disc includes the following episode:
5. The Rising Road (1933-1939)
Disc 6:
This disc includes the following episode:
6. The Common Cause (1939-1944)
Disc 7:
This disc includes the following episode:
7. A Strong and Active Faith (1944-1962)
- Special Features

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An inspiring story of three great people. - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History review by DT

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12/04/2018

Lucid and scholarly but never boring, this is an inspiring story of three great people who shaped America and thus our world . Ken Burns makes great documentaries.

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