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FDR showcases Robert Vaughn's gutsy portrayal of one of the most charismatic leaders of the 20th century, American President- Franklin Delano Roosevelt.This one-man-show takes us through FDRs White House years including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII, the war years and finally his death in 1944. Robert Vaughn shows us why this president was known as "that man in the White House," scorned by many and admired by most. We see and hear his fireside chats; his controversial packing of the Supreme Court; his personal life with Eleanor and his discreet but definite affair with Lucy Mercer; his courage to break the Neutrality Act; his manipulation of Congress (in order to get the country to have a draft); the Pearl Harbor controversy and the benevolent dictatorship he called the presidency, from 1933-44, which made him the first man in history to be elected to four terms.Robert Vaughn is magnificent as FDR and delivers a fearless performance of this dynamic and controversial world leader.
I enjoyed Vaughn performance. The script is a little slow. For an FDR fan, they will enjoy a unique performance. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Thomas
I saw this on TV about 20 years ago and really thought it was fantastic. I was amazed when I saw that it was availabless on DVD. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Coultas
I am a fan of Robert Vaughn and this was one of his greatest performances.Published 13 months ago by William Patrick