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American Experience: TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt (2006)

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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BYRCFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,052 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

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 and diaries, authentic film footage and interviews with family members and others profile an ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests.

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66 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to TR February 14, 2006
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.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TR: An American Lion January 30, 2011
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This documentary is superb in bringing the story of Theodore Roosevelt to life. It covers TR from birth to death and does much to not only document his life, but to explain why he became to powerful figure he did. Exceptional.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: TR January 14, 2008
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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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BIGGER THAN LIFE! September 2, 2013
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WHAT A GUY- TR WAS ONE OF OUR BEST PRESIDENTS. HE WAS BRAVE AND A REAL MAN'S MAN. I PLAN ON WATCHING THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN FRIENDS WITH HIM.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product July 6, 2013
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Great price too. Quick delivery. TR - a great President who would have outraged his party today. He wouldn't have had any time for them either.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Teddy is my hero February 2, 2014
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Short story of an interesting and involved human being who gave this country fairness, ecological soundness and an ethical foundation
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary! July 13, 2013
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Superb documentary from beginning to end. If you enjoy watching PBS documentaries, this is a must see. Especially to those who enjoy history. Very informative information about Roosevelt that not many people know about. A must see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Love TR May 7, 2013
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How can you not love a terrific American character narrated by Academy Award winner Jason Robards? If you are a teacher, this is the perfect supplement to teaching early 20th Century American history. TR is a very good story of persistence and the effective use of power. Loved it! PBS just makes great documentaries!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good movie gives a better portrait than the latest PBS doc
Published 3 days ago by Frye Bikes
5.0 out of 5 stars He was truly one of our greatest presidents.
Very enlightening story...packed with facts and trivial info on Teddy....or..."TR", as he preferred to be called. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lee J. Davito
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best in "The Presidents" series
Only surpassed by the recent Ken Burns documentary - "The Roosevelts".
But the new Burns documentary is 14 hours long !
Published 24 days ago by J. J. Techead
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should watch this Documentary
Item arrived fast and was everything I was expecting in this purchase. A Great Documentary of one of the Greatest Presidents in our USA history.
Published 1 month ago by Mike K.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Well Balanced View of a Key Figure
The American Experience program on the life of Theodore Roosevelt is a very commendable treatment of the life and times of this important figure in American politics and history. Read more
Published 2 months ago by William J. Landon
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of Our Best Presidents
Probably the majority of Americans have some knowledge of who Theodore Roosevelt was but what they may know of him is limited to just a few things. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Janet Chandler
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very interesting.
Published 3 months ago by Patricia D. Isaacs
5.0 out of 5 stars Ever wonder why TR is up there on Mount Rushmore?
You'll know why he is deserving of that honor - and so many others - after watching this excellent documentary. Read more
Published 18 months ago by pony
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