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American Experience: TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
American Experience TR The Story of Theodore Roosevelt
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     3hr 45min

He personified America at the turn of the last century--confident, exuberant, involving-but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, or TR, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Family letters a...  more »


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Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Biography
Studio: Pbs Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 02/14/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 45min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent introduction to TR
J. SHARP | Alabama - United States | 02/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Easily my favorite in the American Experience presidential series, this biography of Theodore Roosevelt is informative, enlightening, challenging, touching, and even inspirational. Narrated with gusto by the late TR buff, Jason Robards, and featuring interviews with noted Roosevelt historians and key family members, this is an exciting journey through the life of the first modern American president.

At no point in covering TR's life is there necessity to spice things up or add color. His story is a dizzying, wild ride that parallels the expansion of the nation, its influence, and its lifestyles from the Gilded Age of the Second Industrial Revloution to the War to End All Wars. Roosevelt was a precocious asthmatic child with insatiable curiosity and a love of taxidermy; a boxer at Harvard; a state legislator; rancher; sheriff; nationally respected naval historian; big game hunter and authoritative ornitholgist; a reformist New York City police commissioner; the Assistant Secretary of the Navy; a heroic volunteer colonel in the Spanish American War; Governor of New York; Vice President; and (upon the assassination of William McKinley) the youngest man ever to become President. All before his 43rd birthday!

You owe it to yourself to view this film and learn from the life of this incredible human being who was described as "a steam engine in trousers." He was a bit eccentric at times but he was NEVER boring. His life is certainly motivation to take life by the horns and live it to the fullest."
G. Hendershot | 01/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big fan of the whole AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series and an avid TR fan. I consider this a great history video. Very informative and entertaining."
A Must See
D. Ovadia | Ohio, USA | 07/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased these DVDs to learn more about each of the president's domestic and social policies. The ones that I have watched so far have been excellent and it has given me a better understanding of their personal character. It shows how their visions of the country is based on the presidents background and how Congress (especially the Southern Democrats) stymied passage of important Presidential legislation which could have had major and positive impact in race relations sooner and other important issues that affect us all.

TR is interesting especially after having watched FDR and then Eleanor Roosevelt. For a Republican, TR was very progressive and you can understand why FDR and Eleanor respected him."
American Experience TR
Siobbhan Kelly | Phila PA | 02/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is very interesting. Story is beautifully told. Didnt know how much film there was of TR"