FDR knew the people. He knew his consumer.

The Roosevelt Legacy

I am sure that many of our readers watched all or parts of the historic movie on the Roosevelt family shown in a weeklong series on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) during September. It revealed the public accomplishments and private lives of this extraordinary family that shaped American policy during the first half of the 19th Century and thereby created the foundation of our modern American culture. For me, the most significant point in the entire series occurred during the Washington funeral ceremony for Franklin Delano Roosevelt when a reporter interviewed a man in the crowd who was clearly overcome by the event. She asked him if he had known […]

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