Watch: Rare Footage of FDR in a Wheelchair
Posted on Jul 10, 2013
One of our greatest presidents was disabled, a secret so well kept that the footage just uncovered of Franklin Delano Roosevelt being pushed in the wheelchair on which he relied is making headlines.
Ray Begovich, a journalism professor from Indiana, found the film in the National Archives.
In a culture that is loath to elect an executive without hair, it’s worth remembering that the president who ended the Great Depression and beat Hitler couldn’t walk on his own.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer