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Remembering FDR - The Best of Roosevelt House — Online
We invite you to attend another public program—online
THE BEST OF ROOSEVELT HOUSE
An online encore of public programs presented at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
We are pleased to continue encore online presentations of Roosevelt House public programming—to inform and inspire us during these challenging days.
In recent years, Roosevelt House has presented dozens of extraordinary, in-person talks and conversations with public policy and human rights experts, historians, writers, and leaders in business, culture, and government.
Now, recognizing that many of our members and supporters yearn to continue their close connection to our agenda of civic engagement, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to re-examine programs you may have attended in the past, or to see such events for the first time.
This week, to mark the 75th anniversary of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s death on April 12, 1945,
we offer a series of programs from the Roosevelt House archive on the life and presidency of Roosevelt, whose legacy Roosevelt House continues to honor through its mission of civic engagement—even during these challenging times.
The first, from August 2016, features bestselling author Douglas Brinkley on Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, which looks at Roosevelt’s essential yet undersung accomplishments—especially compared to that of his cousin Theodore—as the premier protector of America’s public lands who built, from scratch, dozens of state park systems and scenic roadways. In his talk Brinkley traces FDR’s love for the natural world back to his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and how, as president, he brilliantly positioned his conservation goals as an economic policy to fight the severe unemployment of the Great Depression.
The next program, from November 2017, presents Pulitzer Prize finalist Robert Dallek in conversation with Roosevelt House Emeritus Programming Curator Bill Goldstein on Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life. In it, Dallek focuses on FDR’s unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus maker and examines what he believes are the two remarkable insights at the heart of FDR’s political success: that he understood effectiveness in the American political system depended on building a national consensus and commanding stable long-term popular support; and, second, that he made the presidency the central, most influential institution in modern America’s political system.
The third program, from February 2017, brings together bestselling author, journalist, and MSNBC television commentator Jonathan Alter with Jonathan F. Fanton Director of Roosevelt House Harold Holzer in a discussion of The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope. In it Alter brings us closer than ever before to the storied first Hundred Days of Roosevelt’s presidency and how he managed to pull off an astonishing conjuring act that lifted the country and saved both democracy and capitalism.
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Join us—this week and in the weeks to come—as we present The Best of Roosevelt House.