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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

The Common Cause (1939-1944) (Season 1, Episode 6)
TV-14
TV Episode | 113 min | Documentary, Biography, History

WWII starts in Europe. FDR prepares the country for war and aids Churchill. Isolationists fight him at every step - until Pearl Harbor. FDR's unprecedented third term. Eleanor tackles racism and poverty. New jobs bring more diversity.
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Sep 19, 2014 (United States)

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Peter Coyote
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Meryl Streep
Eleanor Roosevelt (voice) Eleanor Roosevelt (voice)   See fewer
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Patricia Clarkson
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Edward Herrmann
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Kevin Conway
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
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William F. Halsey
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Dorothy Height
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Adolf Hitler
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Harry Hopkins
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Frank Knox
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George C. Marshall
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Lucy Mercer
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Eleanor Roosevelt
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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Sarah Roosevelt
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Joseph Stalin
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8.7 / 10 | 102 votes