Eleanor and Franklin

Series/Docudrama| English | 1 season (2 episodes) Each episode is 120 minutes

The first  of the two-part series  follows the lives of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt when they were children, their courtship and marriage, and  his political start as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Their lives take a tragic turn when Franklin contracts polio. He avoids depression through persistent encouragement from Eleanor and Louis Howe, his campaign manager.They succeed. In 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected to the Presidency of the United States.
Edward Herrmann (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) / Jane Alexander (Eleanor Roosevelt) / Ed Flanders (Louis Howe)
Why Stream This Film?
The series won a Primetime Emmy Award in every major category.
  • Primetime Emmy Awards: Winner, Outstanding Special Drama; Outstanding Director (Daniel Petrie); Outstanding Writing (James Costigan)
  • Directors Guild of America: Winner, Outstanding Directorial Achievement (Daniel Petrie)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Motion Picture Made for Television
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