The Roosevelts: An Intimate History - Season 1, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

In the Arena (1901-1910)


Episode Info

Teddy becomes the 26th U.S. president on Sept. 14, 1901, six months into his term of vice president, when President McKinley is assassinated. Over the next seven years, he fights corporate greed; builds the Panama Canal; and preserves wilderness areas. Franklin, meanwhile, courts and weds Eleanor Roosevelt, the shy daughter of Theodore's brother. He also joins a law firm, but decides to enter politics when an opportunity to run for the New York state senate presents itself.


Paul Giamatti
as Theodore Roosevelt
Edward Herrmann
as Franklin D. Roosevelt
Meryl Streep
as Eleanor Roosevelt
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