Rare Footage Shows FDR in Wheelchair - NBC Bay Area

    Rare Footage Shows FDR in Wheelchair

    An Indiana journalism professor discovered what may be the first known video footage of President Franklin Roosevelt being pushed in a wheelchair. Roosevelt contracted polio in 1921 when he was 39 years old, and the illness left him unable to walk without leg braces or other assistance. (Published Thursday, Jul 11, 2013) An Indiana journalism professor discovered what may be the first known video footage of President Franklin Roosevelt being pushed in a wheelchair. See More