Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is part of a PBS series, hosted by journalist Bill Moyers, that examines some of the key issues, people, and events of the 20th century. This program profiles Theodore Roosevelt. One of the most dynamic figures in American history, Teddy Roosevelt was a cowboy, conservationist, soldier, scientist, and explorer, with 36 books and 150,000 letters to his credit. President of the United States at the age of 42, Roosevelt left an indelible mark on the nation's identity. Archival film and excerpts from his writings help tell the story of this remarkable man.