Roosevelt's Polio Wasn't A Secret: He Used It To His 'Advantage'

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In The Man He Became, historian James Tobin says, despite misimpressions to the contrary, Americans of Franklin Roosevelt's day were well-aware of his disability — it was an important part of the personal narrative that helped him win the presidency.

Originally aired Nov. 25, 2013.

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