"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" - Hopkins Center Film Special Ken Burns presents the film in person; discussion follows.
Ken Burns presents the film in person; discussion follows.
For 19 of the first 45 years of the 20th century, a member of the Roosevelt clan occupied the White House. Theodore Roosevelt was arguably the most important Republican president after Abraham Lincoln. Franklin Roosevelt was undeniably the greatest of all Democratic presidents, and his wife Eleanor was the most influential woman in American political history—as well as being her Uncle Theodore’s favorite niece.
The partisan politics of their day were allowed to blur the fact that there were far more similarities than differences among them: all three shared the same conviction that great privilege carries with it great responsibility, the same belief in the power of government to do good, the same unbounded optimism about the American future.
Filmmaker Ken Burns presents a special advance screening of Episode Three of his new seven-part series. Episode Three: The 1910s, which premieres at Dartmouth, features all three Roosevelts: Teddy’s near-death adventure in the Amazon, FDR’s rise to power and Eleanor’s discovery of his marital betrayal.
The legendary actress Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings. Joining Streep are Paul Giamatti as the voice of Theodore Roosevelt and Edward Herrmann, two-time Emmy Award-nominee for his performance as Franklin Roosevelt, as the voice of FDR.
Special thanks to New Hampshire Public television for their support of this screening. The Roosevelts airs on NHPTV in 2014.
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