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A good followup to part one.
planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
2 October 2011
This is the second part of the two-part biography on Franklin Roosevelt
that aired on "The American Experience" in 1994. Like the previous
episode, it was narrated by writer/historian David McCullough. It also
consisted of various interviews, film clips and photos. Together, with
some appropriate music, it made for a lovely biography--first-class all
Part Two picks up as Roosevelt is assuming the presidency and runs
through most of the Depression and WWII--ending with his death just
before V-E Day. For the most part, there are no major surprises other
than learning that Roosevelt's own daughter had arranged for him to
meet with his mistress (now THAT'S odd).
Overall, very good and a nice followup to part one. It was, oddly, not
the least bit critical of the man--something that seems unusual for a
presidential biography (plus, he did have a decent amount of criticism
of some of his Depression-era policies). While not quite as
inspirational and a bit slow, it is still very much worth seeing, as
Roosevelt was a truly extraordinary man.
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