Eleanor & Franklin: The Early Years
This TV miniseries (which won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Drama) takes a look at the unique and complicated relationship of Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Edward Herrmann) and his wife, Eleanor (Jane Alexander). Their life together was problematic yet symbiotic, with Franklin engaged in an affair with his wife's personal secretary and Eleanor filling in publicly for her ailing husband when he contracted polio. Daniel Petrie directs.