Burns's The Roosevelts Continues All Week
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, a new seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns, airs all week on KET. The film weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics.
The Roosevelts follows the family’s story for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962. Over the course of those years, Theodore would become the 26th president of the United States, and his beloved niece, Eleanor, would marry his fifth cousin, Franklin, who became the 32nd president.
The series encompasses all the history the Roosevelts helped to make — the creation of National Parks and the digging of the Panama Canal, the New Deal and the defeat of Hitler, and the postwar struggles for civil rights at home and human rights around the world in which Eleanor Roosevelt played a central role.
Legendary actress Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings.
KET: Sunday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8/7 p.m. CT
KET2: Sunday, Sept. 14 through Saturday, Sept. 20 at 10/9 p.m. CT