Part 1: A frail, asthmatic young Theodore Roosevelt rises like a rocket to become the youngest president in American history at 42. Meanwhile, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, brought up as the pampered only child of adoring parents, follows his older cousin’s career with fascination.
Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
Sunday-Saturday from 8-10pm on WGBH 2
Basic Black explores the distinctions between desegregation and integration... home-schooling in communities of color... and the reason busing was "forced."
The hits and the highlights from WGBH