In a July 14 piece for The Telegraph entitled “Ken Burns’s 10 favorite secret New York hangouts,” renowned filmmaker Ken Burns identifies the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College as one of his go-to destinations. Self-described as both a native and a visitor, Burns offers his list of choice locations that will appeal to anyone in NYC. Roosevelt House appears second on his list of favorite places, alongside other famed locations such as the Tenement Museum and historic Stone Street in downtown Manhattan.

Burns, who directed and produced The Roosevelts: An Intimate History in 2014, became familiar with Roosevelt House while conducting research for that series which spans 14 hours across 7 episodes. In its review the Wall Street Journal wrote that the film “chronicles the intertwined lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt in starkly personal terms.” Burns collaborated with historian and author Geoffrey Ward, who is credited as writer for the film and the accompanying book. Ward was later a featured guest in conversation with Roosevelt House Director Harold Holzer during the launching of the 2016 exhibit about presidential campaigns, See How They Ran.”

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