Season 4, Episode 5: Eleanor Roosevelt and JFK

June 25, 2020

About This Episode

When President Kennedy became his party’s nominee in 1960, Eleanor Roosevelt would eventually endorse him from her role as the leading member of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party. However, he wasn’t her first or even second choice. We talk with historian Barbara Perry, who’s working on a book about the political pair, and how Kennedy was able to get the New Dealer’s seal of approval.

What We Talked About