The Roosevelt’s & Maryann Holloway’s Look at Eleanor

promo-rooseveltsI hope you didn’t miss this PBS seven-part, fourteen hour film that follows the Roosevelt’s  for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. This is a wonderful look into three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is a fascinating learning experience and beautifully presented. Here is a excellent link for further information on the series.


The next best thing is to read Maryann Holloways’ blog on Eleanor Roosevelt. Maryann blogs at If I Only Had A Time Machine and posts on Saturdays about Worlds Outstanding Women. (See my reblog of her article on Coco Chanel.) I highly recommend this blog that is generously researched and supported by photographs and videos that make her posts a delight from start to finish.

On a personal note, growing up in a Republican family, Teddy Roosevelt was referred to as the ‘good Roosevelt.’ I had no idea I would grow up to be a political junkie. I am grateful for the PBS series and for Maryann’s blog that have broadened my appreciation for the Roosevelt family regardless of reservations I still have about Franklin.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
This entry was posted in Blogs Reposted From Others and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The Roosevelt’s & Maryann Holloway’s Look at Eleanor

  1. I haven’t missed it but haven’t watched it yet. I have it on my DVR

  2. melissajanda says:

    Sorry I missed that program. Teddy’s one of my favorite presidents. I’ve quoted him on my blog. Maryann’s blog sounds fascinating. I’ll check it out. I’ve been teaching my daughter about strong women in history so she’ll have better role models than most of the female celebrities of today.

  3. Started watching the series and couldn’t stop. It was fascinating.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s