Roosevelt House History

Treasures of New York: Roosevelt House Produced and aired by ThirteenWNET

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt had many famous homes: Hyde Park, Campobello, Warm Springs and The White House, but few people know the story of the New York City home where the Roosevelts spent 24 years. It was here that Franklin Roosevelt recovered from polio, celebrated his election to the Presidency in 1932, and where he planned the New Deal. Today, the house is owned by Hunter College. After extensive renovation, Roosevelt House was re-opened in the spring of 2010 as the home of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.

Treasures of New YorkRoosevelt House is a production of WLIW21 in association with WNET, the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York’s public television stations and the operator of NJTV.

Treasures of New York: Roosevelt House is executive produced by Mary Lockhart.  Diane Masciale is Executive Producer, local programming of WNET. Executive-in-Charge of Production is John Servidio.  Major support for this program is provided by Corrine Barsky, Michael and Mary Gellert and Rosalind P. Walter.

Treasures of New York explores New York’s cultural heritage by spotlighting its points of interest, distinguished establishments and notable figures.  The series is generously funded by Metropolitan Media Fund.

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