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Title The Roosevelts [videorecording] : an intimate history / a film by Ken Burns ; a production of Florentine Films and WETA ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by Paul Barnes, Pam Tubridy Baucom, Ken Burns.

Publication Info. [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2014]


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Description 7 videodiscs (approximately 840 minutes) : sound, color with black & white segments ; 4 3/4 in.
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Physical Medium 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
digital optical stereo Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
widescreen 24 fps rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Television program
System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround, 2.0 stereo.
Note Title from disc surface.
Performer Narrated by Peter Coyote with voice overs by Paul Giamatti, Edward Herrmann and Meryl Streep ; interviews with Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Geoffrey C. Ward, George Will.
Credits Editor, Paul Barnes, Tricia Reidy, Erik Ewers, Daniel J. White ; cinematography, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; music, David Cieri.
Note Originally broadcast on television by PBS as an episodes of the television program in 2014.
Language options taken from DVD menu and may differ slightly from container packaging.
Companion book: The Roosevelts : an intimate history / Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary film by Ken Burns ; with a preface by Ken Burns ; picture research by Susanna Steisel ; design by Maggie Hinders. First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Audience [Not rated].
Summary Profiles 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 these 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 the 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.
Contents Episode 1. Get action (1858-1901) -- Episode 2. In the arena (1901-1910) -- Episode 3. The fire of life (1910-1919) -- Episode 4. The storm (1920-1933) -- Episode 5. The rising road (1933-1939) -- Episode 6. The common cause (1939-1944) -- Episode 7. A strong and active faith (1944-1962).
Note Special features: 13 bonus videos; Making of Roosevelts; Deleted scenes with an introduction by Ken Burns.
Language In English (5.1 surround or 2.0 stereo) or Spanish (2.0 stereo); English and Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (DVI).
Subject Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 -- Influence.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962.
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 -- Influence.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Influence.
Politicians -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents' spouses -- United States -- Biography.
Políticos -- Estados Unidos -- Biografía.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Nonfiction television programs.
Historical television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953- television producer, television director.
Ward, Geoffrey C., screenwriter, participant.
Barnes, Paul, 1951- television producer.
Baucom, Pam Tubridy, television producer.
Coyote, Peter, narrator.
Giamatti, Paul, voice actor.
Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014 voice actor.
Streep, Meryl, voice actor.
Goodwin, Doris Kearns, participant.
McCullough, David G., participant.
Will, George F., participant.
Florentine Films, production company.
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), broadcaster.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
Related To Companion book : Ward, Geoffrey C. Roosevelts : an intimate history First edition New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. 9780307700230 (OCoLC)866615103 (DLC) 2014019251
ISBN 9781627890502
Standard No. 841887021579
Music No. ROSV600 PBS

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