Episode 3 of this 26 episode documentary series on the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Highlights of this program include the following: James A. Farley discusses qualifications for presidential candidates; Bonus Army marches on Washington; President Herbert Hoover at home, fishing, and on horseback; FDR swimming and with John Nance Garner; FDR campaigning; October 1932, Hoover makes his first campaign speech in Iowa; FDR and Hoover campaigning; Norman Thomas, the socialist candidate, presents his party's platform; prohibitionists with diatribe against alcohol; FDR on the repeal of the Volstead Act; Will Rogers jokes with FDR; montage of photos by the photographers of the Farm Security Administration; Americans give their opinions on the candidates; November 8, 1932, Election Day, among voters are Al Smith, Coolidge, Hoover, and FDR; J. Raymond Jones, N.Y. Democratic leader, says that prior to 1932, Harlem voted Republican; Times Square crowds watch election bulletins, and Mrs. FDR in voice over recalls FDR's reaction to election; Rep. James Roosevelt (D-CA) on FDR's reaction; February 15, 1933, at Bay Front Park, Miami, FL, FDR is shot at, and Mayor Anton Cermak (D-Chicago) is killed; eyewitnesses describe shooting; Assassin Giuseppe Zangara is interviewed, and Mrs. FDR in voice-over discusses assassination attempts; and on March 2, 1933, FDR leaves N.Y. for Washington. Includes promos for "ABC's Wide World of Sports" and "12 O'clock High."


  • DATE: January 29, 1965 Friday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:27:34
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T84:0062
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Assassination attempts
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1965
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Promo - Twelve O'clock High^TV - Promo - ABC's Wide World of Sports


    • Sextant Inc. … Production Statement
    • Robert D. Graff … Executive Producer
    • Ben Feiner … Producer
    • Robert Emmett Ginna … Associate Producer
    • A. J. Russell … Writer
    • Alex North … Music by
    • David Tamkin … Music (Misc. Credits), Orchestrations
    • Samuel Matlowsky … Music (Misc. Credits), Orchestrations
    • Eleanor Roosevelt … Consultant
    • Arthur Kennedy … Narrator
    • Charlton Heston … Reads the words of FDR, Voice
    • Anton Cermak
    • Calvin Coolidge
    • James A. Farley
    • John Nance Garner
    • Herbert Hoover
    • J. Raymond Jones
    • Will Rogers
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    • James Roosevelt
    • Al Smith
    • Norman Thomas
    • Giuseppe Zangara