Episode 2 of this 26 episode documentary series on the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Highlights of this program include the following: Scenes of the depression; profile of Herbert Hoover; profile of Gov. Roosevelt (D-NY); James Farley and the FRBC (For Roosevelt Before Chicago) Club; the Cufflink Club who worked for FDR on the 1920 V.P. campaign; profile of Louis Howe; FDR prepares to enter primaries; Al Smith sings "The Bowery"; Eleanor Roosevelt describes the Smith-FDR relationship; Smith and FDR campaign; June 16, 1932, GOP convention in Chicago nominates Hoover; Democratic convention in Chicago, includes remarks by Will Rogers, and nominations of Byrd, Ritchie, John Nance Garner, and Smith; John E. Mack nominates FDR; Judge Samuel I. Rosenman, Prof. Raymond Moley, and Farley comment on bringing Garner over to FDR's side; William Gibbs McAdoo casts California's vote for FDR; Texas casts its vote for FDR; FDR and family listen to convention results, and Mrs. FDR recalls her husband's reaction; FDR flies to Chicago; and, July 2, 1932, FDR's acceptance speech promises a "New Deal for the American People." Commercials include George Burns for "Wendy and Me," and Bing Crosby for "The Bing Crosby Show."


  • DATE: January 22, 1965 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:35
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T84:0063
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1965
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Promo - Wendy and Me^TV - Promo - The Bing Crosby Show


    • Robert D. Graff … Executive Producer
    • Ben Feiner … Producer
    • Robert Emmett Ginna … Associate Producer
    • Allen Sloane … Writer
    • Alex North … Music by
    • Hershy Kay … Music (Misc. Credits), Orchestrations
    • Samuel Matlowsky … Music (Misc. Credits), Orchestrations
    • Eleanor Roosevelt … Consultant
    • Arthur Kennedy … Narrator
    • Charlton Heston … Reads the words of FDR, Voice
    • George Burns
    • Harry Byrd
    • Bing Crosby
    • James A. Farley
    • John Nance Garner
    • Herbert Hoover
    • Louis Howe
    • John E. Mack
    • William Gibbs McAdoo
    • Raymond Moley
    • Albert C. Ritchie
    • Will Rogers
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • Samuel I. Rosenman
    • Al Smith