Fans of Ken Burns can rejoice this fall when the acclaimed documentarian returns to the Public Broadcasting Service with a 14-hour study on one of America’s dynasties.
“The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” will cover the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor, airing in seven two-hour sittings starting Sept. 14. Each installment will become available online after it airs.
“The viewer experience is changing and we’re trying to dish this up as an epic binge,” Beth Hoppe, PBS’s chief programming executive, said in the Associated Press.
And lest you think that Ken Burns got all the talent (and the public television love) in the family, the broadcasters will air a piece by Ken’s brother, Ric, called “The Pilgrims,” scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend.