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Founding Fathers 

Witness the birth of the American republic.
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Series cast summary:
Keith Arbour Keith Arbour ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Carol Berkin Carol Berkin ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2000
Beau Bridges ...  Samuel Adams 4 episodes, 2000
Richard Brookhiser Richard Brookhiser ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Peter Coyote ...  Thomas Jefferson 4 episodes, 2000
Brian Dennehy ...  George Washington 4 episodes, 2000
Joseph Ellis Joseph Ellis ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
William M. Fowler Jr. William M. Fowler Jr. ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Annette Gordon-Reed Annette Gordon-Reed ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2000
Edward Herrmann ...  Narrator 4 episodes, 2000
Hal Holbrook ...  Benjamin Franklin 4 episodes, 2000
Marvin Kitman Marvin Kitman ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Pauline Maier Pauline Maier ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2000
Roger Mudd ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Barbara Oberg Barbara Oberg ...  Herself 4 episodes, 2000
Jack Rakove Jack Rakove ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Burt Reynolds ...  Patrick Henry 4 episodes, 2000
Gary Rosen Gary Rosen ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
Randy Travis ...  James Madison 4 episodes, 2000
Thomas Ward Thomas Ward ...  Himself 4 episodes, 2000
James Woods ...  John Adams 4 episodes, 2000
Michael York ...  Alexander Hamilton / ... 4 episodes, 2000
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Witness the birth of the American republic.

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TV-G
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USA

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English

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27 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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(4 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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Great view of our nation's history.
19 January 2005 | by movie_imdbSee all my reviews

Four episodes: "Rebels With A Cause" discusses Sam Adams and John Hancock and how they influenced the start of the revolution. "Taking Liberties" discusses the heavy British tax levies, the Boston Massacre, the eloquence of orator Patrick Henry and the attempt of Benjamin Franklin to patch things up with King George. "You Say You Want a Revolution" discusses Thomas Jefferson, the early failures of George Washington, the arrest of Benjamin Franklin's son for plotting to aid the British and the support of the French. "A healthy Constitution" goes into what happened after the final defeat of the British, the lack of funds to run the country, James Madison's salvation of the revolution, and George Washington's refusal of the title "King".


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