Ken Burns: The Roosevelts - An Intimate History

Ken Burns: The Roosevelts - An Intimate History

Ken Burns: The Roosevelts - An Intimate History

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2014-09-14
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 9
  • iTunes Price: USD 39.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 39.99


Ken Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.


Title Time Price
1 Get Action 1:52:18 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
2 In the Arena 1:53:04 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
3 The Fire of Life 1:53:14 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
4 The Storm 1:53:24 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
5 The Rising Road 1:53:27 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
6 The Common Cause 1:51:56 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
7 A Strong and Active Faith 1:48:25 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
8 PBS Previews: The Roosevelts 31:38 Season Only Buy on iTunes
9 Model T Recreation 05:20 Season Only Buy on iTunes


Warning: file_get_contents( failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden in /home/moviesfyi/public_html/tv_main.php on line 230


  • Riveting History

    By HKObserver
    This documentary series absolutely captured me. Born in the years after WWII, we never learned in school about the Roosevelt eras.....they were all too close to be regarded as history. And yet I can see in these years of turmoil so many of the formative forces that led to America in the 1950s and 60s. Don't expect neutrality; Ken Burns has not created a dispassionate and dry history......his storytelling makes these three heroic (yes, that's the right word) historical figures come to life. He brings the viewer to understand how each of the heroes overcame adversity. It's inspirational and instructive at the same time. I learned so much, and enjoyed it so much at the same time.
  • Manipulative Storytelling

    By Cinemanagement
    Time and time again, Ken Burns plays up the drama of a moment to manipulate his audience into thinking what he deems the most captivating aspect to establish his subjects character. The audience is pulled into the grief Teddy was feeling in the loss of his wife and mother on the same day. So grief stricken, he isolates himself for 4 years in the Bad Lands, serving as a rancher to recover from the grief and build the man that he became. We discover in a subsequent segment that within months of Alice's death, he was secretly dating Edith and married within the year, settling in the east coast's estate of Sagamore. I felt totally manipulated by the omission of this critical bit of information within his dramatic 4 year solitude segment. I can watch no more and never will again Ken.
  • Another Ken Burns winner!

    By Forrest-Cole
    What a wonderful series featuring each of the Roosevelt's and their inherent qualities that added to the future of our country, and how they changed destiny. It truly gives us a poignant view of each of these leaders qualities, shortcomings, and their mental and physical challenges that they were to overcome, and still became some of the most influential leaders of all time. Thanks again, Ken, for putting together another true masterpiece of our country’s most historical events. A very well organized production giving as detailed as possible. A series to watch repeated times now and in years to come. ——MFF
  • Wonderful!

    By Beck37
    Loved every episode! I learned so much about all of the Roosevelt clan.
  • Thank you Ken Burns!

    By SeanRice
    A+ history lessons, profound.
  • Superb!

    By furball babe
    The previously not scene photos and videos alone are priceless. A must see to understand why and where we are today
  • Stellar - Ken Burns does it again

    By Fluffychan
    Comprehensive insight into the mighty Roosevelt's . How can we, as Americans, not be grateful to such an iconic family ... Burns brings the bio documentary to a whole n'other level. Thank you ~
  • Incredible!

    By CincyWestie
    I'm a history buff and was amazed at the amount of information I'd never known and footage/photos I'd never seen.
  • Truth be told

    By Steven la'beaver
    This is one true documentary with nothing for the imagination.regarded as one of our great American families,footage is second to none. This is a must watch for the entire family,while viewing I felt never prouder to be an American. These were more innocent times that come out in these series of episodes,God bless America!