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Writers:
Sam Hall (written by)
Tad Mosel
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 January 1976 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Ambitious multipart PBS production that brings to life five generations of one of America's leading political and historical families... See more »
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 18 nominations See more »
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Cast

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David Elliott ... George Washington Adams / ... (4 episodes, 1976)
Albert Stratton ... Thomas Jefferson (4 episodes, 1976)

Michael Tolan ... 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)

Tom Aldredge ... 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)

Ken Kercheval ... James Madison (2 episodes, 1976)
Robert Phalen ... John C. Calhoun (2 episodes, 1976)
J.C. Powell ... Charles Adams (2 episodes, 1976)

Nicholas Pryor ... 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)

Tom Tammi ... Thomas Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Charles Tenney ... Brooks Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
Mark Winkworth ... John Quincy Adams (2 episodes, 1976)
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Series Directed by
Fred Coe (1 episode, 1976)
Bill Glenn (1 episode, 1976)
Anthony Page (1 episode, 1976)

Paul Bogart (unknown episodes)
James Cellan Jones (unknown episodes)
Barry Davis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Virginia Kassel (13 episodes, 1976)

Lionel Chetwynd (unknown episodes)
Sam Hall (unknown episodes)
Tad Mosel (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Virginia Kassel .... series producer (13 episodes, 1976)

Paul Bogart .... producer (unknown episodes)
James Cellan Jones .... producer (unknown episodes)
Robert Costello .... producer (unknown episodes)
Jac Venza .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Girish Bhargava (1 episode, 1976)
Manford Schorn (1 episode, 1976)
 
Series Production Design by
Ed Wittstein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Alvin Colt (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joe Cranzano .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Max Henriquez .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Margaret Sunshine .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Joe Tubens .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Emil Neroda .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William C. Knight .... lighting director (1 episode, 1976)
Dick Weiss .... lighting director (1 episode, 1976)

George Riesenberger .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
Carl Samrock .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Newman .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 1976)
Marilyn Putnam .... wardrobe (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Music Department
John Adams .... music producer (13 episodes, 1976)
Sybil Weinberger .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Other crew
Ellen Barrett .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1976)

Anne Howard Bailey .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 

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50 min (13 episodes)
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Christopher Lloyd's television debut.See more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Celebration of Genius, 20 March 2001
Author: suessis

This Mini is by far one of the best to be produced by PBS. Its success was helped largely in part by the fact that it came out during the bicentennial year, but even had that not been the case it still would have done well. I certainly made me interested in American History, and I am sure that it probably inspired others as well.

The cast is populated by several well known Broadway and television actors (including William Daniels who does a turn this time as John Quincy rather than the role he created in "1776"), and the majority of the performances are outstanding, particularly George Grizzard, Kathryn Walker, and Pamela Payton-Wright. If you every get a chance to see this mini...DO!

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