Author and scholar Douglas Brinkley has been described by CNN as “a man who knows more about the presidency than just about any human being alive.” So it was a match made in history heaven when New-York Historical named him our official presidential historian in 2017. He’s long been a fixture at our Public Programs series and sat for a wide-ranging interview with David M. Rubenstein in 2018. Below, enjoy audio recordings of two more Brinkley programs that focus on Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt, two presidents who had an indelible impact on America’s public lands and environmental heritage.
The Crusade for America’s Natural Treasures from Teddy Roosevelt to FDR
May 22, 2019
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley discusses how different administrations have fought to protect the country’s natural treasures.
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America
March 15, 2016
Douglas Brinkley reveals Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps and ambassador for the preservation of the American land.
Top Image: Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs, GA, in 1932 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)