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Ken Burns Documentary On The Roosevelts Airs In September

WAMC, Allison Dunne

A documentary on the Roosevelts by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns airs on PBS in September. Burns was at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park earlier this summer where WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne caught up with him.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History is a seven-part, 14-hour documentary by Ken Burns and written by longtime Burns collaborator Geoffrey Ward. The film interlaces the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent families in American politics. Here’s Burns. 

The first episode airs on PBS September 14, running seven consecutive nights.

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