Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

2014 NR 1 season

Want to watch for free? Join for a free month

Ken Burns: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

2014 NR 1 season
  • Overview
  • Seasons
  • Details
Ken Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. This series follows the Roosevelts for more than a century.
Genres
Documentary, PBS
Moods
Cerebral
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1

Summary of Season 1 (2014) - 7 discs

Ken Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. This series follows the Roosevelts for more than a century.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
  • Fast, free delivery

    Free delivery to your mailbox and free returns.

  • No late fees

    Keep your movies as long as you want with no due dates.

  • Super easy

    Pick your movies, watch when you want, return, and repeat.

  • The best titles

    The best movies and TV shows, plus weekly new releases.

Reviews

age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait is a 14-hour documentary miniseries by filmmaker Ken Burns that delves deeply into the lives of Franklin Delano, Eleanor, and Theodore Roosevelt. If parents can convince kids to watch a documentary with visuals composed of talking-head interviews, historical images, and black-and-white footage, they'll find an unparalleled look into the lives of these great historical figures. The only violent content is a few brief shots of animals dispatched by enthusiastic hunter Teddy Roosevelt and battlefield images that briefly show a dead body. Some speculate that Eleanor Roosevelt was a lesbian; the documentary discusses this topic briefly but does not present any conclusions. This series will be fascinating for historians and adult political junkies, though it would be rather dry and slow-going for kids assigned to write a report on one of the former presidents or the former First Lady.

Sexual Content

The documentary airs questions about Eleanor Roosevelt's sexuality but does not talk about them at length or make assumptions about her.

Violence

There are brief discussions of war and footage and still prints from battlefields; some feature dead bodies (but are not gory and are in black and white). Similarly, there is discussion of taxidermy and hunting, with images of dead animals.

Language

A few very mild oaths such as "They'd be damned if they'd give him the medal."

Social Behavior

The biography treats its subjects with respect and dignity, evenhandedly examining positive and negative aspects of their characters.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some of the historical figures spotlighted here had drinking problems, which are discussed but not shown.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

How it works

  • 1

    Create your list

    Browse from thousands of movies and shows.

  • 2

    Free delivery

    We send out your disc the next business day.

  • 3

    Watch and repeat

    Free returns, plus no due dates or late fees.

Happiness delivered to you. Plans start at $4.99.