The Adams Chronicles (1976)

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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a... See full summary »

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 George Washington Adams / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Albert Stratton ...
 Thomas Jefferson (4 episodes, 1976)
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 Narrator (4 episodes, 1976)
John Beal ...
 Charles Francis Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
Peter Brandon ...
 Henry Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
Henry Butler ...
 James Monroe (3 episodes, 1976)
Nancy Coleman ...
 Abigail Brooks Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
Leora Dana ...
 Abigail Smith Adams (age 44-74) (3 episodes, 1976)
Thomas A. Stewart ...
 Charles Francis Adams (3 episodes, 1976)
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 James McHenry (2 episodes, 1976)
Maureen Anderman ...
 Mary Cathering Hellen (Older) (2 episodes, 1976)
Susan Bjurman ...
 Fanny Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Peter Coffield ...
 George Washington Adams / ... (2 episodes, 1976)
Patricia Elliott ...
 Minnie Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Paul Hecht ...
 Jay Gould (2 episodes, 1976)
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 James Madison (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Phalen ...
 John C. Calhoun (2 episodes, 1976)
J.C. Powell ...
 Charles Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
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 John Quincy Adams II (2 episodes, 1976)
Reid Shelton ...
 Timothy Pickering (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles Siebert ...
 Charles Francis Adams II (2 episodes, 1976)
Jeremiah Sullivan ...
 Alexander Hamilton (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Symonds ...
 Benjamin Franklin (2 episodes, 1976)
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 Thomas Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles Tenney ...
 Brooks Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Mark Winkworth ...
 John Quincy Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
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Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families. It traces their lives from John Adams early years as a colonial Boston attorney to the rise in prominence of Brookes Adams in the fields of political and social philosophy. This mini looks into their triumphs and tragedies, exploring their genius and profound social conscience. Written by CD

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Excellent Series, but hard-to-get
2 March 2005 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

I've also seen "The Adams Chronicles" in the mid-1970s when I was a College Student. I've skimmed through the published Adams Papers, witch lots of letters between Abigail and John Adams, and the series has captured the flavor of the Adams, with their love and intellectual exchanges with each other.

John Adams may have a lot to learn about good PR, but Abigail must have been one of the smartest and well-informed first ladies the US has ever had.

I wish I could buy the video series, but there appears to be none available. The film apparently is available in far-off university libraries throughout the country.


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