Monday, June 08, 2015

American Experience: FDR

So I've been on a history documentary kick and thought I'd try to get some posts up about them.  I recently watched the American Experience on FDR.  I really haven't seen an American Experience I didn't like and this was no exception  I really learned quite a bit about his early career (like he ran for VP in the 1920s!) or how and when he got polio.  I guess I somehow thought he got it as a kid and it just didn't incapacitate him until later (yes, my medical knowledge...not so great!).

I thought this did a great job of talking about Eleanor and her contributions as well.  I really enjoyed the segment on the lead up to WWII and how he was trying to push the nation into supporting Britain.  I also thought they dealt with the infidelity issue well - it is there, but not out of proportion. 

I've actually already put some of the bonus videos that are on the PBS website into my required reading for my modern US class about the lead up to WWII. 

I definitely recommend this documentary, whether you like FDR or not. 

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