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The Delanos: The Family Behind the Roosevelts

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Roosevelts, premieres Sunday night on Houston Public Meda, TV 8, and continues all next week. Of course, one of the most famous Roosevelts was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. But have you ever wondered where the name Delano comes from? Turns out, the Delano family, perhaps overshadowed by the Roosevelts, have their […]

Franklin D. Roosevelt with his mother, Sara Ann Delano, and her family.

Ken Burns’ latest documentary, The Roosevelts, premieres Sunday night on Houston Public Meda, TV 8, and continues all next week. Of course, one of the most famous Roosevelts was Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

But have you ever wondered where the name Delano comes from?

Turns out, the Delano family, perhaps overshadowed by the Roosevelts, have their own claims to fame, as we hear from Dr. Thomas Cox, an associate professor of history at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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