He inherited the worst economic depression in American history but reversed it with bold policies that ushered in an era of unprecedented prosperity. He decisively launched the U.S. into the worldwide struggle between freedom and fascism yet did not live to see the fruits of his visionary leadership. But despite the achievements of his public persona, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt remained a deeply private figure who went so far as to hide his failing health from the world. This episode of PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series delves into the man behind the myth through archival footage and interviews with FDR's family, friends, and biographers for a revealing tribute to one of the greatest American presidents.
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