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"American Experience" explores the transformative effect that Franklin Delano Roosevelt's persona and policies had on the modern presidency. Born into wealth, he became a hero to the American everyman with Depression-era reforms.
Summary of Season 1 (1994) - 2 discs
This four-part installment of the PBS show "American Experience" looks at how Franklin Delano Roosevelt's persona and policies shaped the modern presidency. Born into wealth, he became a hero to the American everyman with Depression-era reforms that made Roosevelt a pariah within his social class. But his gutsy battle against polio and unstinting wartime leadership ultimately earned him the admiration of people from all walks of life.