Which of the 3 documentaries on TR is best and why?
I've also sent out a poll question. Which of the 3 documentaries on TR is best and why? How would you rate them and compare them. They are, in chronological order:
1. The PBS "American Experience" series', "T.R.: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt," (1996)
2. The History Channel's "Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion" (2002)
3. The Biography Channel's "Theodore Roosevelt: Roughrider to Rushmore" (2004)
Here's the info on these 3 movies:
1. TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt: American Experience (1996)While he projected unflappable confidence on the outside, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt suffered from a barrage of personal demons -- yet his inner turmoil never kept him from success. This installment of the "American Experience" series examines family letters and diaries, authentic film footage and rare interviews with distant relatives to reveal a fascinating figure whose unique brand of ambition would make him unforgettable.
2. Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion (2-Disc Series) (2003)He was the living embodiment of the nation, a powerhouse politician whose straight-ahead style made him one of the most influential presidents in history. This documentary from the History Channel explores every aspect of Theodore Roosevelt's remarkable life and meteoric political ascent. Rare photos, interviews with descendants and reenactments reveal his vibrant family life, and political luminaries reflect on Roosevelt's legacy.As police commissioner, governor, cabinet member and president, Theodore Roosevelt brandished the powers of his office with unparalleled energy. He smashed the trusts of the rail barons, revolutionized America's conservation movement and spearheaded the construction of the Panama Canal. Explore the robust life of the man who proclaimed that "No president ever enjoyed himself as much as I."