On the day of her death, at the age of 78, a special tribute to the former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, is presented by Charles Collingwood. Included is a recent interview with Mrs. Roosevelt conducted by Dave Dubin.
An excerpt is replayed from a January 22, 1954 Person to Person broadcast, Edward R. Murrow interviewing Eleanor Roosevelt.
Charles Collingwood gives details on her life as this Special Report tribute continues with film of the Roosevelt family at Hyde Park, New York, during Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1932 campaign, Inauguration Day on March 4, 1933, Mrs. Roosevelt's war-time activities, the death of President Roosevelt, and her appointment as the first woman delegate to the United Nations.
Collingwood closes with a tribute to "her quality of goodness and the transparency of her motivations."