The Roosevelts

Eleanor Roosevelt: South Pacific Visit

Clip: Season 1 | 4m 2s

Eleanor embarked on a humanitarian trip on behalf of the president to the South Pacific to see the troops in hospitals. The Navy’s top command believed it was a publicity stunt, but her actions there quickly changed their minds.

Aired: 09/13/14

Rating: NR

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