Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Rising Road (1933-1939)

Season 1, Episode 5 of 7

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. Eleanor rejects the traditional role of first lady, becomes her husband's liberal conscience and a sometimes controversial political force in her own right. As the decade ends, FDR faces two grave questions: whether to run for an unprecedented third term and how to deal with the rise of Hitler.

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6 a.m.
6/12/2015
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6/13/2015
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9/30/2020
2 p.m.
1/12/2021
3 p.m.
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