An Evening with Ken Burns: The Roosevelts

KCTS 9 is proud to host an event with acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns to celebrate the premiere of his new series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History on PBS nationwide. Don’t miss a chance to see a sneak preview of the new seven-part, 14-hour documentary and an onstage conversation with the legendary filmmaker, moderated by author and journalist Tim Egan. 

Legendary actress Meryl Streep portrays Eleanor Roosevelt in readings from her personal letters and writings. Of her performance, Burns has said, “As we’ve seen time and time again, Ms. Streep is a magician. Here, she completely transformed herself into Eleanor Roosevelt, simply through her voice. It was remarkable to witness. The entire cast delivers what I consider to be some of the finest voice-over work we’ve ever been fortunate enough to present.”

Joining Streep are Paul Giamatti as the voice of Theodore Roosevelt and Edward Herrmann, two-time Emmy Award nominee for his performance as Franklin Roosevelt, as the voice of FDR. Rounding out the cast are Patricia Clarkson, Adam Arkin, Philip Bosco, Keith Carradine, Kevin Conway, Ed Harris, John Lithgow, Josh Lucas, Carl Lumbly, Amy Madigan, Carolyn McCormick, Pamela Reed, Billy Bob Thornton and Eli Wallach.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History premieres September 14, 8:00 pm on KCTS 9, with new episodes every night at 8:00 p.m. through September 20.

Event Showings

Event Details

  • Sep 3 , 2014
  • $25.00
  • Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office located on the west plaza of KeyArena at Seattle Center, all Ticketmaster outlets,, or charge by phone toll free at (800) 745-3000, TDD (800) 943-4327. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.


    The McCaw Hall box office opens 1.5 hours prior to the show start and located in the Kreielsheimer Promenade Lobby.

  • Parking is available at the Mercer Street Garage, conveniently located across the street from McCaw Hall.

Who's Going

See all
You are going