|Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years 1977 TV, 150 min.|
Director: Daniel Petrie
Cast: Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, Rosemary Murphy, Walter McGinn, Blair Brown, David Healy, Peggy McCay, Donald Moffat, Mark Harmon, John Beal, Priscilla Pointer, Toni Damay, Barbara Conrad, Morgan Farley, Anna Lee
This sequel has most of the same cast and is every bit as good as the first one. It covers FDR's and Eleanor's (Edward Herrmann and Jane Alexander) years in the White House from 1933 to 1945. Told in flashback as Eleanor attends Franklin's funeral, the stories include Eleanor working for social reform, coming to the aid of polio-stricken Franklin, and learning how to deal with Franklin's domineering mother Sara (Rosemary Murphy). The stories also reflect on FDR pulling the country out of the Depression and his "Day of Infamy" speech in which he declares war on Japan. This sequel received Emmys for Best Director and Outstanding Special.
|1. Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977)|
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