American Experience: Eleanor Roosevelt DVD

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Item #: WA9492
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for America's disadvantaged. Controversial First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt influenced American social policies for decades and helped create the first international charter on human rights. Despite a painful childhood, shy nature, and difficult marriage, she rose to become one of America's admired women. This intimate biography explores her secretive, surprising private life.
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She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for America's disadvantaged. Controversial First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt influenced American social policies for decades and helped create the first international charter on human rights. Despite a painful childhood, shy nature, and difficult marriage, she rose to become one of America's admired women. This intimate biography explores her secretive, surprising private life.

Producer: WGBH, Ambrica Productions, Inc. (WGBH)
Production Year: 1999
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 150 minutes

12 Reviews
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Maurice
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/21/22
Excellent. What I would expect
Review by Maurice on 04/21/22 review stating Excellent. What I would expect
Excellent. What I would expect from PBS.
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Jo W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/21/20
An Excelllent DVD look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt
Review by Jo W. on 12/21/20 review stating An Excelllent DVD look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt
I found this 1-disc DVD look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt to be excellent. It had tasteful coverage of Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok who was most certainly the love of her life through their close to 30-year friendship including some amazing footage. It made up for Ken Burns superficial PBS Series about Mrs. Roosevelt. I dont understand why this Williams version does not receive higher recommendations. I found it by accident on Amazon.s amazing list. I so appreciate having it in my collection. What an amazing women, but such a cruel painful ending for both Roosevelt and Hickok. Joan B Wallace
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Joan B.
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5.0 star rating
12/21/20
I think it is the most accurate picture yet of the real E.R.
Review by Joan B. on 12/21/20 review stating I think it is the most accurate picture yet of the real E.R.
My opinion after having read more than 10-books about activist Eleanor Roosevelt is that I sincerely believe this amazing DVD is the most accurate of all made to date. The copy of a home-movie section of a playful, loving couple, Eleanor Roosevelt and her trusted friend of just under 30-years, Lorena A. Hickok, is simply amazing and historic. It was photographed while they were flying together on a special official visit to the Caribbean. I am pleased to read that this crusading activist is very likely to be pictured on the 2020 new US $10 bill. A late and just reward for this amazing woman. Joan B. Wallace- A Canadian.
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Old B.
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5.0 star rating
12/21/20
Essential Civil War Resource
Review by Old B. on 12/21/20 review stating Essential Civil War Resource
Excellent source of info about a key cause of the American Civil War. How religion and personal experiences shaped his life. Fanatical devotion.
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Fiftyplusmike
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent version of the sory
Review by Fiftyplusmike on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent version of the sory
I use this with my 8th grade American Studies students. It opens with a powerful scene of Brown traveling in a wagon, sitting on his own coffin. This very much captures the students interest. As the story progresses, it does an excellent job of showing the conflict Brown faced, as he tried to provide for his family and fulfill his vow to end slavery. This is an essential tale that must be understood in order to understand how the Civil War came to be.
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Ek E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
wowwww
Review by Ek E. on 07/17/20 review stating wowwww
this is one of the best documentaries ive seen
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Lin
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Glad I bought this. Very thorough overview of her life.
Review by Lin on 07/17/20 review stating Glad I bought this. Very thorough overview of her life.
If you are interested in the detailed facts of Eleanors life, it is money well spent. I plan to watch it again.
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Coffee T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Insight!
Review by Coffee T. on 07/17/20 review stating Great Insight!
This video shows all the experiences and events that shaped the thinking and actions of John Brown. It gives you insight and the history into the life that he lived from a child to his death. This is a must have for anybody interested in the Civil War because John Browns actions may have been the cause of the start of the war.
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Kp
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
thorough and enjoyable
Review by Kp on 07/17/20 review stating thorough and enjoyable
a very thorough and easy-to-watch portrait of a wonderful woman and leader.
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H.E.Neilson
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
John
Review by H.E.Neilson on 07/17/20 review stating John
An American Hero
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Bluesalto
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
An amazing woman!
Review by Bluesalto on 07/17/20 review stating An amazing woman!
This is a comprehensive work which gives a clear understanding of one of the most influencial civil rights activists of the 20th century.
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Missy
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What a Woman!
Review by Missy on 07/17/20 review stating What a Woman!
One can hardly believe how set aside Eleanor Roosevelt was from childhood on in the losing of her parents, being virtually orphaned, saved by an excellent British school for girls, and dominated in her marriage by her mother-in-law and then her husbands infidelities! She was resilient, brilliant, and formidable in rallying support for the less fortunate citizens. She had true empathy.


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