• Marc Bryan-Brown/Women in the World


    Rethinking Eleanor Roosevelt

    An upcoming documentary by Ken Burns digs into one of America’s most famous families, with some surprisingly intimate details. The filmmaker previewed his movie at the Women in the World Summit.

    The documentary filmmaker Ken Burns previewed his new film, The Roosevelts, An Intimate History, in a panel sponsored by Bank of America at the fifth annual Women in the World Summit in New York today.

    The film, which will air on PBS next fall, chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. The seven-part, fourteen-hour documentary follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.