Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years

 Series/Docudrama | English | 1 Season (3 episodes) Each episode is 60  minutes

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This is the second of a two-part  made-for-television film series Eleanor and Franklin that was adapted from Joseph P. Lash’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years focuses on President Roosevelt’s turbulent years in the White House. He had to find  ways get 25 million unemployed workers back on the job and end the horrifying Depression. Meanwhile, he was Commander in Chief of the armed services fighting on two fronts, Japan in the Pacific and Germany in Europe. As he struggled with these issues, Eleanor was his conscience assuring Franklin never forgot about being a humanitarian. Franklin was also fortunate to have two loyal, wise advisors by his side, Louis Howe and Harry Hopkins.

Cast
Edward Herrmann (Franklin D. Roosevelt) / Jane Alexander (Eleanor Roosevelt) / Walter McGinn (Louis Howe) / Donald Moffat (Harry Hopkins)
Why Stream This Film?
Very rare in film biographies: both were acclaimed and noted for historical accuracy.
Accolades
  • Primetime Emmy Awards: Winner, Outstanding Directing (Daniel Petrie); Outstanding Special – Drama (David Susskind, Harry R. Sherman); Outstanding Lead Actor (Edward Herrmann); Outstanding Cinematography (James Crabe)
  • American Cinema Editors: Winner, Best Editing, Television Special (Rita Roland, Michael S. McLean)
  • Directors Guild of America: Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Daniel Petrie)
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