‘The Roosevelts': Ken Burns Examines His Distant Families

September 12, 2014 10:22 AM

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Ken Burns reveals the specifics on the associations between two indirectly related American presidents in his new narrative series entitled “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” and simultaneously discovered his individual ties.

Burns discovered that he was a seventh cousin on his mom’s side to President Theodore Roosevelt and at the same time an eighth cousin to President Franklin Roosevelt as well as his wife Eleanor.

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