Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

Democratic politician and the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) with his wife, the noted humanitarian activist, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), circa 1935.  - Keystone/Getty Images

Democratic politician and the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) with his wife, the noted humanitarian activist, Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962), circa 1935.

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Ken Burns: "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"

The latest documentary by Emmy-award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the interconnected lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Ken Burns on the Roosevelt family and their lasting influence on America.

Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ken Burns has been making films for 30 years. His historical documentaries include “Jazz,” “The Civil War,” and “The War.” His latest project chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most influential families in American politics. Between them, Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt occupied the White House for 19 of the first 45 years of the 20th century. They redefined the role Americans have with their government, and redefined America’s place in the world. Join guest host Susan Page for a conversation with Ken Burns about his latest film: “The Roosevelts.”

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Ken Burns

documentary filmmaker. He produced and directed the series "Jazz" and "The Civil War," and "The War." His films have won twelve Emmy Awards and two Oscar nominations.

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