The President's Week, Aug. 28, 1944

White House correspondents had not seen Franklin Roosevelt for 38 days. Many of them had watched newsreels to see how he looked; had seen the San Diego railroad-car film of his Democratic Convention speech, in which his face had seemed gaunt and slack, his eyes and cheeks hollow. They had not been able to tell whether bad lighting or deep fatigue was responsible. They had noted that in pictures shot in Hawaiian sunshine, and again, beneath a cruiser's guns at Bremerton, he seemed healthier, more alert, though thinner of face. Therefore, with curiosity...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!