Theodore Roosevelt courted the press in a way that no other president had before. A media magazine of the era, The Moving Picture World, wrote that “Roosevelt “is such an overmastering personality that we go the length of expressing the hope that moving pictures of him may be preserved in safe custody for future reference.”
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Watch The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Sunday-Saturday, September 14-20, 2014, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET; and again from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET
For over 25 years, filmmaker Ken Burns has been producing films that are unafraid of controversy and tragedy. Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to direct and produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever made.