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Thread: For History lovers- The Roosevelts on Netflix Ken Burns Documentary

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    For History lovers- The Roosevelts on Netflix Ken Burns Documentary

    This is sooooo good!
    It's all about Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor.
    Fascinating series.

    Ken Burns produces some of the finest documentaries I've ever seen. I believe The Civil War was his first.

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    And he collects quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    And he collects quilts!
    I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me

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    We watched that series on PBS a year ago or so - very interesting!
    Nikki in MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me
    PBS did a story about it. Hopefully this link will work. If not, check with your local PBS station.

    https://www.pbs.org/video/quilts-ken-burns-8xwl1f/

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    Thanks for that link, quiltsRfun, I enjoyed seeing all his quilts. There are some unusual quilts in his collection.

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    SusieQOH & quiltsRfun, thanks for the heads up on the Ken Burns documentaries. I plan to look for the Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor series and hopefully I can catch up on it. I just finished watching the link on his quilts and was so amazed at the collection, but also his love for the quilts. He understands that quilts speak in so many ways. Not just the historical aspect, but also the beauty that the quilter created. I was in awe.

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    We also watched this years ago on the History channel.....very informative.

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    Civil War was not his first but it was one that made the world sit up and take note of this film maker. I so enjoy Civil War but also like his series about Baseball, the Dust Bowl and others that do not have the magnitude of Civil War. I don't have Netflix so, I will have to wait for my local library to get the series on DVDs.

    This link should take you to the 10 minute video of Ken Burns and his love of quilts.
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1818026928264056

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    Thanks for the heads up, SuzieQOH! I googled and found that the Roosevelt series is available on PBS online: https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-roo.../watch-videos/
    “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou.
    One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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    Thank you. What a great selection/collection.

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    WMU- thanks for the correction. I find his documentaries to be so good. And thanks for the link to the video of him.
    Glad I could give a shout for a great series to you all. There seems to be so little worth watching these days! I've learned a lot from this series too.

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    Thanks for the heads up on the amazing Roosevelt clan. Love the Ken Burns specials about our country. How cool to find out this extraordinary man collects art of our medium! Thanks for the info and links all.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    We finished the series and my takeaway from is what I'm so glad these 3 amazing people lived. Extraordinary people!

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