SDPB-TV has been running the 7-part story of the Roosevelts..Theodore, Franklin and their kin and cohorts. It has been fascinating. It also seems to be an incredible contrast to the greedy short-sighted Congress Critters we put up with now.
The nearly 14 hours in this set has been (as my wife said) very entertaining important information. The series and the related book should be in every SD library and every SD school. It might provide a bit of inspiration to many...even those so propaganized by GOP humbug in South Dakota since Theodore Roosevelt stopped roaming the plains.
I have a political science degree with a minor in history and know a bit about what the Roosevelts did for the country, but I learned much from this show. We still owe a great deal to the family whether or not we are aware of what they did and even if they were also deeply flawed humans in more than a few ways.
I have never understood the hatred of the Roosevelts that has now and then been evident in South Dakota even from some whose families and lives were literally saved by FDR and his programs.
More information at PBS-- Roosevelts.
*** Stay tuned as you remember the New Deal brought you electricity so you could watch TV..even if nobody imagined it then--- Doug Wiken