About the Show
The Rising Road (1933-1939). A seven-part series by Ken Burns that documents one of the most important families in American history. Franklin D Roosevelt's 1933 presidential inauguration occurs during the nation's worst economic crisis: the Great Depression. As banks fail and savings accounts are wiped out, Roosevelt gives his first 'fireside chat' to the American people, calming their nerves and so averting a crisis. So begins his first 100 days in office, the most productive in presidential history. Part 5 of 7.