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PBS - American Experience

4 Hours, 30 Minutes


Polio at age 39, president at age 50, FDR steered this country through two monumental crises: the Great Depression and World War II. FDR served as president longer than any other, and his legacy still shapes our understanding of the role of government and the presidency.

George Foster Peabody Award

Alfred I. duPont Award – Columbia Broadcast Journalism

John O’Connor Film Award

International Documentary Association Award

“Grubin has the eye of a poet and the ear of a musician...a passionate, unblinking, evocative and surprisingly melancholy film.” 

– New York Daily News 

“Unrivaled both in its frankness and impeccable, often startlingly vivid portrait of the political career of the century.” 

– Wall Street Journal 

“With its passion for the telling anecdote that illuminates the whole...FDR is an enduring achievement, making known the life not only of a man but of a generation.” 

– Hollywood Reporter 

“Nothing short of stunning.” 

– Daily Variety 

“Deeply moving.” 

– New York Times


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