A Visit with Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Enjoy a visit with the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Elected to office four times, FDR led the country through two major crises: the Great Depression and World War II.
Comfortable with Winston Churchill or Joseph Stalin, FDR was equally at home swimming with fellow polio victims at Warm Springs, Georgia. A man of the people and sobered by paralysis, FDR was superbly prepared for the tumultuous age in which he lived.
Who is this “complicated man” with the “thickly forested interior,” hated by some, loved by many?
A number of images jump to mind when one speaks of FDR:
• “Fireside Chats”
• “The New Deal”
• Husband to Eleanor, one of the dominant women of the 20th century
• “The Manhattan Project,” which led to the atomic bomb
• A president accused of wanting to “pack the Supreme Court”
• Confidant of Winston Churchill
• Friend to thousands of fellow polio victims
• Devotee of good conversation and relaxing meals
• A man unable to walk who put the country back on its feet.
An Affair of the Heart
In a special program titled An Affair of the Heart Richard portrays FDR examining the close relationship Roosevelt had with several women. This historically accurate program, using letters and personal documents, reveals the complex and intertwined relationships of the different characters. In the second segment of the program participants are invited to explore the nuances and subtleties of the topics presented.