The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

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The Great Adventure Was Just That, And More !!
27 March 2005 | by (NASHVILLE, TN) – See all my reviews

I watched this show religiously when I was a fourth grader (1963-1964), and it profoundly affected my life! I have been a fanatical lover of History since then, and I teach US History at the University level. I hated it when the series did not continue, and I have wanted to see it again ever since then. This is not only the best History series ever made, but one of the best TV series of all time. I rank it as one of the greats.

I wish that the series was on video/DVD. I have tried to email CBS about this, with no success; it is doubtful that they even own the series. I hope that someone will get the idea to release it, and do so soon. I also hope that somebody gets the notion to do a new "Great Adventure" someday.


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