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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History: Season 1 (2014)
Critic Consensus: Clearly a labor of love for Ken Burns, The Roosevelts makes for compelling viewing -- and admires its subjects without stooping to hagiography.
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[It's] sense of intimacy may be the documentary's greatest achievement.
The Roosevelts is never less than thoroughly compelling, whether marching through its remarkable pageantry of history or re-telling the smaller, personal stories that played out behind the scenes.
The Roosevelts doesn't whitewash its subjects or make excuses for their missteps. It does admire them greatly, for their courage and vision.
Burns and Ward pile on so much detail, alongside so much stunning footage, that by watching this whole spread -- to borrow that famous and also well-rubbed line -- will be like arriving "where we started and know the place for the first time."
In typical Burns fashion, historical fixation results in television gold, devoting 14 hours to the understanding of motivation, hubris, and compassion.
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