"Benjamin Franklin" traces Franklin's epic life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, Founding Father and America's first diplomat to France. Tony award-winner Richard Easton and a cast of distinguished actors bring Franklin's 18th century world vividly to life. Surprising, moving and full of Franklin's own wit and wisdom, "Benjamin Franklin" is the exuberant portrait of a true American original. "Let The Experiment Be Made" (1706-1753) From humble beginnings, Franklin quickly rises to prominence as a printer and publisher in Philadelphia. His discoveries in the new science of electricity help free the world from the harmful effects of lightning and propel Franklin onto the world stage. "The Making Of A Revolutionary" (1755-1776) Franklin moves to London and finds himself in the midst of a growing dispute between England and the colonies, a dispute that turns this loyal subject of the British empire into a revolutionary and causes a tragic break with his own son. "The Chess Master" (1776-1790) Franklin embarks on the most important mission of his long life when he becomes a diplomat to France during the American Revolution. After the war, he plays a critical role in creating the U.S. Constitution and becomes the only Founding Father to actively campaign against slavery.
"The Making of 'Benjamin Franklin;'" Program Outtakes, Behind The Scenes Featurette, Blooper Reel.
Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).
|Studio Name:||Team Marketing|
|DVD Release Date:||01/22/2013|
|Run Time (in minutes):||210 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Stereo|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.25|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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