July 10, 2013

Rare film clip shows FDR being pushed in his wheelchair

  • Posted: 7/11/2013
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A professor discovered the raw footage of Franklin D. Roosevelt while researching a different subject at the National Archives. The 32nd president, who contracted polio in 1921, lost the use of his legs and was confined to a wheelchair -- which was visible in family pictures. But in public, the White House made it clear that any images of FDR should not include the wheelchair. NBC s Andrea Mitchell reports.

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