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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Great show. Burns nails another great series. I know it would literally "hurt" the people here on the far, far, far, far, far, far, far right to watch it, so this is not for them. It's for people who are actually interested in history and actually know their TV has a few channels below 5. Great series, watch it.


I never knew for instance that when TR invited Booker T. Washington for a meal in the White House, he was the first ever to do so and before that all black people to enter the White House were servants. He received such a horrible backlash for it, he never repeated the invitation.

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Red Steele
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Re: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

Knapper, the US SENATE dining room was whites only in the 1950's!!!!!


Hubert Humphrey, freshman senator from Minnesota, took one of his black aides with him to sit down and had lunch and was ostracized and hated for that dastardly act.


HHH may have had some shortcomings and been misquided on some things, but he did have the courage and conviction to do the right thing as he saw it.

Senior Contributor

Re: The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

One day Ken Burns will be lauded and applauded for the body of his work. I fully expect him to recieve the freedom medal sooner or later.


Can you imagine the time consumed researching these topics? Incredible!