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Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 

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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 three of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.
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Series cast summary:
Walter Cronkite ...  Benjamin Franklin 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ...  Henri / ... 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Reo Jones Reo Jones ...  Sarah 40 episodes, 2002-2003
Chris Lundquist Chris Lundquist ...  James / ... 40 episodes, 2002-2003
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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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Country:

USA

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English

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2 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дети свободы See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Warren Buffett is the twelfth cousin six times removed of James Madison, for whom he voiced on this show. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Baron DeKalb: Nothing to tell? He dressed as a *woman* to sneak out of France!
The Marquis de Lafayette: [awkwardly] I was wearing a merchant's cloak!
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Through My Own Eyes
Music by Matthew Gerrard
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Performed by Aaron Carter and Kayla Hinkle
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great for kids
15 September 2005 | by unicorndreamsSee all my reviews

This show taught kids that sometimes there are things worth standing up for and some things you let lay. For freedom, we have to stand up and defend it. In the beginning only a few complained about everything and they are the ones that lost out in the end. My children, one is 9 and the other 7 along with my 4 year old loved it. This show is something they could relate to; it helped them understand more of what their father defends everyday, not the crazy laws we have and the silly things that go on in court. It really teaches them and that makes it worthwhile. I am just sorry that PBS has to bow down. They have since lost lots of viewers over this and with the current programs, I can understand why. We no longer watch PBS.


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