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Writers:
Sam Hall (written by)
Virginia Kassel (created by)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 January 1976 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 17 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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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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Runtime:
50 min (13 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
William Daniels, who plays the elder John Quincy Adams in this series, first created the role of his father, John Adams, in both the Broadway and movie versions of the musical "1776."See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Big Fan of the Chronicles, 18 September 2002

I am old enough to have seen this when it was originally presented on PBS. I also grew up in the shadows of Boston where most the mini series takes place.

I am currently listening to the audio CDs of JOHN ADAMS by David McCullough read by Edward Hermann which got me to thinking about how wonderful THE ADAMS CHRONICLES was. I came on IMDb looking for the series on DVD or VHS or in some form that would allow me to revisit it. Disappointedly it would seem not to be available in any of those forms.

If anyone KNOWS of or about a version or if this series may be run again on PBS would you please let me know.

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