Benjamin Franklin DVD

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Now in his 70s, Franklin is the oldest revolutionary leader. Congress sends Franklin to France in an effort to secure an alliance with England's rival; Franklin's political skills help him coax the French to support the American cause, leading to final American victory at Yorktown. With peace secured, Franklin returns home. Two years later, an ailing Franklin enters the constitutional ... More
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Now in his 70s, Franklin is the oldest revolutionary leader. Congress sends Franklin to France in an effort to secure an alliance with England's rival; Franklin's political skills help him coax the French to support the American cause, leading to final American victory at Yorktown. With peace secured, Franklin returns home. Two years later, an ailing Franklin enters the constitutional convention to guide rancorous delegates.

Bonus Features: The Making of Benjamin Franklin, Program Outtakes.

Producer: TPT, MIDDLEMARCH FILMS
Production Year: 2002
Narrator: Colm Feore
Actors: Richard Easton
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 210 minutes

12 Reviews
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Captain D.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
09/10/21
Should be in EVERY growing household!
Review by Captain D. on 09/10/21 review stating Should be in EVERY growing household!
An AMAZING story about a Founding Father of our nation without him (and others too) there would have been no United States of America. A MUST see! After renting this DVD I was so enthralled with the story and the production that I HAD to have it in my collection.
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Mona
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Absolutely fantastic
Review by Mona on 07/17/20 review stating Absolutely fantastic
Let me say first, that I fell in love with Benjamin Franklin after seeing this program. Had I lived then, I would have truly fallen for him hard. This program uses the most wonderful actor to embody him and bring him to life with original text, of which there is plenty, and yet not enough. the commentators are brilliant historians who know how to narrate. It simply doesnt get any better. And notice, that the background music most of the time is as whimsical and humorous as Mr Franklin might have been. His lifes story is becoming real in this program. I had to own this DVD. Besides: it should be mandatory viewing for all those in public life, as most of the American Experience programs should be.
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Doug B.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ben Franklin the ladies man
Review by Doug B. on 07/17/20 review stating Ben Franklin the ladies man
I had to laugh at old Ben and his way with the ladies. Another complex personality brought to life. I like the truth over something being sugarcoated. Ben rocks! The actor who plays Ben really brings him to life.
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Wl
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent work in every respect
Review by Wl on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent work in every respect
PBS: please make this title available online and streaming. Thank you!
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Avid R.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Again a great job
Review by Avid R. on 07/17/20 review stating Again a great job
We dont know as much about Franklin as we should. This adds to the layers we do know,
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John
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ben Franklin - DVD by PBS
Review by John on 07/17/20 review stating Ben Franklin - DVD by PBS
This is an excellent and for the time allowed comprehensive biography of an exceptional American. Comments by notable historians added to the enjoyment of this very well-made production. Simply perhaps the best biography I have seen.
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Pirate R.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Remarkable Franklin
Review by Pirate R. on 07/17/20 review stating Remarkable Franklin
A remarkable view into one of the most interesting Americans I have ever seen. To think that his measure of greatness in providing for the future of his fellow man is to me an immeasurable contribution to humanity.
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None
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ben Franklin ----- GREAT
Review by None on 07/17/20 review stating Ben Franklin ----- GREAT
We loved this show when we saw it, so we bought it for our son-in-law for his birthday.
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Bill
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Benjamin Franklin
Review by Bill on 07/17/20 review stating Benjamin Franklin
Excellent
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Doc
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Valuable
Review by Doc on 07/17/20 review stating Valuable
Lots of detail about Ben and interesting performances by the actors
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Kathy I.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
I try to mimic him. Thats the value.
Review by Kathy I. on 07/17/20 review stating I try to mimic him. Thats the value.
Knowledge is good, but Ben said on the day of judgement it will not be what languages we knew, but what we did that makes the difference. I loved this movie. I have it on in the background as I work at home to feed my subconscious mind with right thinking. It has helped me so much to be a better thinker. Knowledge is valuable when you can use it.
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G
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
It wasnt easy
Review by G on 07/17/20 review stating It wasnt easy
Fascinating both Franklin and his world. Truly brings the period to life. We look back and think it was easy. This makes real how tough it was. One can better appreciate how the United States was created. Should be shown in schools.


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