Thursdays, May 7 - June 18 (revised dates)
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Peoria NEXT Innovation Center
Starting on May 5, 2015, PBS and WTVP will once again air Ken Burns' seven episode documentary called The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. In this series, Burns chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of perhaps the most prominent and influential family in 20th century American political history. Between 1858 and 1962 (Teddy Roosevelt's birth and Eleanor's death), the Roosevelts redefined the relationship Americans had with their government and the wider world. Major historical events of that time period will be interwoven with their personal stories throughout the series. Paul Giamatt (Teddy), Edward Herrmann (Franklin), and Meryl Streep (Eleanor) will provide the voices of the three Roosevelts.
Join in a lively discussion of the many dimensions of the Roosevelt story based on viewing the Burns documentary. Participants must be able to watch this series as it is aired (multiple showings will be available on WTVP) and participate in group discussions based on study questions provided by the facilitator. Participants may read The Three Roosevelts by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn or Geoffrey Ward's companion book for the series, titled The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. These titles are recommended, but not required. These titles may be purchased online or obtained through local libraries.
$45- Facilitated by Carol May, OLLI Cinema Committee Chair
Registration will open on April 1.
|THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY | Behind the Scenes | PBS|