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Thread #155578 Message #3661338
Posted By: Airymouse
17-Sep-14 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
Subject: RE: BS: Anybody watching 'The Roosevelts' on PBS
The interview of Ken Burns on PBS News Hour was also interesting. I was amused by his comment that the Roosevelts were "all to the manner born," because I'm pretty sure he and Shakespeare had quite different views as to what this means. I think he was spot on in saying that Teddy and FDR are always presented separately, one as a Republican and the other as a Democrat and this compartmentalization does not serve either of them well. I have already learned a lot that I never learned in class, but then there is a lot I never learned in class.