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American Experience: TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

4.8 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

He personified America at the turn of the last century, confident, exuberant, but suffered from hidden demons. He was Teddy Roosevelt, heroic figure of boundless energy and bleak emotions. Acclaimed filmmaker David Grubin uses letters, diaries, authentic film footage and interviews to create a fascinating profile of this ambitious man: fearless in combat, loving and generous with family, and unafraid to take on powerful financial interests.

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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:
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  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 225 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BYRCFQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,416 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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American Experience documentaries are always stellar efforts and this is no exception. The magnificent life of TR is told is painstaking detail and everything is beautifully photographed and arranged. When the film details TR's childhood asthma, they photograph a small boy, meant to be TR, in a darkened room, as the wind batters the curtains. It's an ethereal moment and makes the viewer think they are in the room with Roosevelt.
TR's entire life is depicted, with generous amounts of time being spent on his early years in New York. But the majority of the program is rightly devoted to TR in the period 1898-1909, where he went from Rough Rider to President. His private side is illuminated and one realizes he was a fascinating, though sometimes infuriating man; stubborn, headstrong, yet brilliant. It's all here: his ability to speak languages, his amazing memory, the fact he read a book every day, his passion for the outdoor life, his years at Harvard. His romances are here as well, including his early passion for eventual wife Edith, whom he threw over for his first wife, Alice. She died on the same day as TR's mother, and this dual blow is examined in detail.
This is a gorgeous film, photographed with care and produced with exquisite flair. If you're not especially interested in Roosevelt, you will be after viewing this documentary. If you are already a fan of TR, this will make you love him all the more.
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Very enlightening story...packed with facts and trivial info on Teddy....or..."TR", as he preferred to be called.

He was truly one of our greatest presidents...Determined beyond belief.He did more to shpe our country than any otge president...before or after. He most definately was the peoples president.......Even tho he was born into great wealth....he chose to achieve his success on his own....and mixed with the working class and avoided the aloof rich.

Even tho he was a Republican...by party....he was no Conservative.......He leaned heavily to the Liberal attitude and fought for the working class......He had no use, or respect for the lazy... or corrupt.

I would recommend this film very highly.......and watching it once...is just not enough.....You will want to rewatch it...to see what you missed the first viewing.
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You'll know why he is deserving of that honor - and so many others - after watching this excellent documentary. Meet the man through vintage clips, photos, interviews and excerpts from TR's extensive letters and books - and discover why there is so much more to our 26th President than meets the eye. A man of contradictions and a man of conviction - all in one energetic bundle of ACTION.
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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. While we will probably not agree with very thing Roosevelt did and every position he took, we cannot but see the importance of this man's life in our country's history. While TR's promotion of the Spanish American War was probably overall unfortunate, his work on conservation and the national parks system is a clear triumph. The program moves along well and gives a fairly balanced portrait of an important figure in our country's history.
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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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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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