TV Club: Paget Brewster can’t stop crying about Eleanor Roosevelt on Drunk History

An episode of Drunk History centered on the Roosevelts is a dream come true. I love the Roosevelts. I watched all 14 hours of Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. I won’t go so far to say that Drunk History‘s take on this historical family is more informative than that of Ken Burns. But it’s certainly more fun. And in some ways, it’s more intimate, too, especially at the end.

Drunk History tells three distinct stories about the Roosevelts, making for a dynamic episode and painting a varied picture of the family. It opens with sports personality Katie Nolan talking about how Teddy Roosevelt saved football, making it significantly less violent in order to keep the sport around. Of the three, it’s the fluffiest story. It’s always great when someone tells a story that is very much in their wheelhouse, and that’s …

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