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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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English

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2 September 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дети свободы See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Despite the series taking place from December 1774 to April 1789 (a total of fourteen years), James, Henri, Sarah and Moses don't seem to age at all. See more »

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From August through September, the characters are in two places at the exact same time. James and Henri are present to witness LaFayette's courage at Brandywine on 11 September 1777, yet are also with General Gates' American army at Saratoga (and James is a prisoner of the British during that Saratoga episode at the same time he's able to witness Brandywine). See more »

Quotes

James Hiller: [after hearing the Yorktown battle plan] So the army marches south... it could be the huge victory we've been hoping for!
General George Washington: Yes, James, it would indeed be a great victory... or a devastating defeat.
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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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Very Good
7 November 2002 | by jprice-4See all my reviews

Liberty's Kids is PBS Kids series that takes place in the Colonal era. James Hiller (voiced by Chris Lundquist), a ophan who meets Englishlady Sarah Philips (voiced by Reo Jones) during The Boston Tea Party. Other characters such as Moses (voiced by D. Kevin Williams) who also rescued Frenchboy Henri (voiced by Kathleen Barr) from the ship. James and Sarah become reporters of The Pennslyvania Gazette whiched owned by Dr. Benjamin Franklin (voiced by TV news legend Walter Cronkite).

They also meet important colonial figures like George Washington through John Adams (voiced by Billy Crystal). The show has other celebrity voices like Woopi Goldberg through Dustin Hoffman.

This is the best show on PBS since "Square One TV/Mathnet" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

I give it 10 out of 10.


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