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TV Picks: 'The Roosevelts,' 'Red Band Society' and more
TV Picks: 'The Roosevelts,' 'Red Band Society' and more

"The Roosevelts: An Intimate History."  This seven-part, 14-hour chronicle of a family that helped shape not only American history but American identity is a stunning reminder of why Ken Burns, having revolutionized the documentary series, continues to be the best in the business. Though focusing on the most famous members of the Roosevelt family -- Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor -- Burns and his team carefully construct a vivid context for their remarkable story. Both presidents were plagued by illness -- Teddy almost died during childhood and was a chronic asthmatic, Franklin was stricken with polio as a young man -- all three suffered loss and emerged from dysfunctionally...