"If a man does not have an ideal and try to live up to it, then he becomes a mean, base and sordid creature, no matter how successful."
Biography - Theodore Roosevelt: Roughrider to Rushmore
(A & E Entertainment: 1997)
He was a sickly child who grew up to become one of America's most vigorous leaders. He made his fame waging war yet became the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. 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." See footage of Roosevelt on the campaign trail and in office, and hear excerpts from his speeches and writings. And hear from historians how this tempestuous dynamo re-defined the role of the presidency. Revisit the life and career of the president who transformed America from a fledgling nation into a world power.
Teddy Roosevelt - An American Lion
(A & E Home Video: 2003, 200 minutes)
He was the living embodiment of the nation, a powerhouse politician whose straight-ahead style and penchant for delivering a "square deal" made him one of the most influential presidents in American history. From his days as a Dakota cowboy to the White House and beyond, Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion explores every aspect of Theodore Roosevelt's remarkable life. Scholars like Edmund Morris (author of Theodore Rex) trace his meteoric political ascent, which included stints as New York City Police Commissioner and Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Rare photos, interviews with descendants, and detailed reenactments reveal his vibrant family life, and political luminaries such as President Clinton reflect on Roosevelt's towering legacy. Richard Dreyfuss gives voice to Teddy Roosevelt's words in this definitive chronicle of the first modern president.
The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt
(Image Entertainment: 1983, 94 minutes)
A great hero and legend of our time returns! The life of Theodore Roosevelt, America's 26th president, makes any fiction pale by comparison. His was the life of a magnificent maverick--a man of enormous popularity and legendary achievements. A remarkable dramatic documentary, "The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt" combines long-lost film footage of great historical events, meticulous recreations, and the stirring music of John Philip Sousa to create a spectacular visual and musical experience. Narrated by George C. Scott.