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.
Did You Know?
While airing on PBS, episode run-time would be extended with segments between episode acts. These segments included "The Liberty News Network" (hosted by Walter Cronkite
as Benjamin Franklin), "Mystery Guest" (a guessing game hosted by James), "Now and Then" (a series comparing Colonial life to modern life, hosted by Sarah), and "Continental Cartoons" (a rebus guessing game featuring James, Henri and Sarah). 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
I may be well-raised, but I can be loud.
She can, breaks glass all the time.
Through My Own Eyes
Music by Matthew Gerrard
Lyrics by Linda Thompson
Performed by Aaron Carter
and Kayla Hinkle See more