Eleanor Roosevelt (American Experience)

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150 minutes
Source: PBS Home Video

For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women.

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