American Experience

Into the Amazon: Kermit Roosevelt

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 28s

Kermit Roosevelt was Theodore and Edith Roosevelt’s second child. When TR accepted an invitation to the Amazon after he lost the 1912 election, Edith pleaded with her son to accompany his father. The trip very nearly killed TR. But when Theodore pleaded with Kermit to leave him behind to save the expedition, Kermit refused. Into the Amazon filmmaker John Maggio talks about the famous son.

Aired: 12/18/17

Rating: NR

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