American Experience

Into the Amazon: Theodore Roosevelt

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 17s

After Theodore Roosevelt lost the 1912 election, he was devastated and bereft. He accepted an invitation to take a trip down the River of Doubt, an uncharted river in the Amazon. Led by Brazilian explorer Cândido Rondon, the trip was a life-changing experience for TR — one that tested his physical and emotional fortitude. Into the Amazon filmmaker John Maggio talks about TR’s journey.

Aired: 12/18/17

Rating: NR

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