I 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.