Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

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Benjamin Franklin enlists the help of young people to record the happenings leading up to and during the Revolution for his newspaper the Pennsylvania Gazette. First, there is a James Hiller, a patriot who tends to act before he thinks and is, at times, too quick a judge in his search for American heroes. Next is Henri, a French orphan who's only quest is for food. Lastly, a young woman named Sarah Phillips joins the team; the daughter of an ex-English general with strong views opposing slavery. Together, they travel the colonies witnessing the sacrifices made for freedom. Written by Max Vaughn

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Walter Cronkite's final acting role. See more »


If the series goes through the entire war from start to finish, wouldn't the kids be young adults by the time the war ends? See more »


James Hiller: What hit me?
Sarah Phillips: You'll never take me alive!
James Hiller: Take you? Where?
Sarah Phillips: To... wherever Indians take people.
James Hiller: I'm not no Indian!
Sarah Phillips: It's 'I'm not AN Indian, not 'I'm not NO Indian!' Who taught you grammar?
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Performed by Aaron Carter and Kayla Hinkle
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Where did it go? We miss it!
24 November 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, US) – See all my reviews

I am a 35 year old parent with 4 year old and 2 year old boys. We watched Liberty's Kids every day. We especially loved the repeats because that is how the boys were able to grasp everything and remember it. What happened to it? Where did it go? We miss it very much. It was our favorite show. As a parent I feel that there is very little on television for children to watch and learn in a fun way. Liberty's Kids was interesting, educational, exciting, fun and held my boys attention for the entire 30 minutes. I wish there was a Civil War version of Liberty's Kids. Yes, we are a History loving family, but even if we weren't, we would still love Liberty's Kids. I want it back on television. Please. What do I have to do to get it back on PBS Pittsburgh?

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