The Roosevelts will present Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt as they have never been portrayed on-screen before, as the most prominent members of the most important family in our history. For nineteen of the first forty-five years of the twentieth century, a member of the Roosevelt clan occupied the White House. Theodore Roosevelt was arguably the most important Republican president after Abraham Lincoln; Franklin Roosevelt was undeniably the greatest of all Democratic presidents and his wife Eleanor was the most influential woman in American political history -- as well as her uncle Theodore's favorite niece.
The partisan politics of their day were allowed to blur the fact that there were far more similarities than differences among them: all three shared the same conviction that great privilege carries with it great responsibility, the same belief in the power of government to do good, the same unbounding optimism about the American future. Through their stories we will chronicle the history they helped to shape -- from the Square Deal to the New Deal, San Juan Hill to the Western Front to D-Day to the founding of the United Nations.