Presidents

"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"

James Tobin

About the Program

James Tobin examines Franklin D. Roosevelt's life with polio, which he contracted in 1921 at the age of thirty-nine.  An up-and-coming member of the Democratic Party; Roosevelt had to re-imagine his life and political future after being diagnosed with the disease.  James Tobin speaks at the Louisville Free Public Library in Louisville, Kentucky.

About the Authors

James Tobin

James Tobin's books include Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II.  He is an associate history professor at Miami University.


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"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"

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Past Airings

  • Tuesday, February 18th at 7:15am (ET)
  • Saturday, February 1st at 11:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 19th at 4:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, January 5th at 11:15pm (ET)
  • Saturday, January 4th at 3:30pm (ET)
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