Ed Asner starring as FDR explores the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, one of America's best-loved presidents, and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in the oval office, including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII and the war years. You will see and hear his fireside chats; his controversial picking of the Supreme Court; his personal life with Eleanor and his discreet but definite affair with Lucy Mercer; his courage to break the Neutrality Act; his manipulation of Congress in order to get the country to institute a draft; the Pearl Harbor controversy and the benevolent dictatorship he called the presidency from 1933 - 1944, which made him the first man in history to be elected to four terms.
In this solo performance, Ed Asner, shows us why this president was known as "that man in the White House," scorned by many yet admired by most. Ed Asner is magnificent as FDR and delivers a fearless performance of this dynamic and powerful world leader.
Ed Asner is the recipient of seven Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and a member of the TV Academy Hall of Fame.