The Roosevelts: An Intimate History


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Documentary , History , War & Military


1h 53min



Peter Coyote
Narrator (voice)
David McCullough
Himself - Historian
Paul Giamatti
Theodore Roosevelt (voice)
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Herself - Historian
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Himself (archive footage)
Theodore Roosevelt
Himself (archive footage)
John Lithgow
James Roosevelt (voice)
Meryl Streep
Eleanor Roosevelt (voice)
Edward Herrmann
Franklin Roosevelt (voice)


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, fourteen hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

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