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American Experience; Eleanor Roosevelt


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American Experience
Eleanor Roosevelt
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage to become one of the most admired women in America. Going beyond her public achievements, this intimate biography explores the secretive and surprising private life of a controversial American figure. Written and directed by Sue Williams. Narrated by Alfre Woodard.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Eleanor Roosevelt,” 12/17/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 18, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65C2CCE07D384A598DC9E2939FA2E533.
MLA: “American Experience; Eleanor Roosevelt.” 12/17/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 18, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65C2CCE07D384A598DC9E2939FA2E533>.
APA: American Experience; Eleanor Roosevelt. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_65C2CCE07D384A598DC9E2939FA2E533
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