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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 Depression and World War II. F D R 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...F D R 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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