The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Season 1 Episode 5

The Rising Road (1933-39)

Aired Unknown Sep 18, 2014 on PBS
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The Rising Road (1933-39)
As America's 32nd president, FDR introduces the Great Depression initiatives collectively known as the New Deal, which help to alleviate suffering and restore people's self-confidence. Eleanor, meanwhile, serves as her husband's liberal conscience and becomes a political force in her own right. As the decade's end looms, FDR faces two important issues: whether to run for an unprecedented third term; and how to deal with the rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany.moreless

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