Preview new Ken Burns documentary on the Roosevelts

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home in Hyde Park will present a pre-broadcast screening of highlights from Ken Burns’ new documentary film The Roosevelts: An Intimate History andWMHT’s Nine Long Days: TR’s Journey to the White House on Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. General admission seating is first-come, first-served.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as they overcame personal obstacles, independently and collectively transforming the model of America’s responsibility to its citizens and the wider world. The film marks the first time that a major documentary television series has interwoven their individual stories into a single narrative.

WMHT will share a brief clip of its new documentary Nine Long Days: TR’s Journey To the White House, covering the most important journey in the life of Theodore Roosevelt. On September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office as the 26th and youngest president of the US after the assassination of President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo on September 6, 1901, where an assassin shot him twice in the stomach.


The Roosevelts: An Intimate History will be presented in seven two-hour episodes over seven consecutive days beginning Sunday, September 14 at 8 p.m. WMHT’s Nine Long Days: TR’s Journey to the White House will premiere on Monday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m., airing again on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call (845) 486-7745. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is located at 4079 Albany Post Road in Hyde Park.