Ken Burns: Benjamin Franklin DVD & Blu-ray

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Benjamin Franklin explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. Franklin's 84 years (1706-1790) spanned an epoch of momentous change in science, technology, literature, politics, and government—fields he himself advanced through lifelong commitments to societal and self-improvement.
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Benjamin Franklin explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. Franklin's 84 years (1706-1790) spanned an epoch of momentous change in science, technology, literature, politics, and government—fields he himself advanced through lifelong commitments to societal and self-improvement.

But Franklin's life was full of contradictions, and his success as a writer, printer, scientist, and statesman came at a cost to the people closest to him. His influence was unmatched in his time, and his impact remains with us today. "If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten," he said in Poor Richard's Almanack, "either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing." Benjamin Franklin did both.

Producer: Ken Burns, David Schmidt
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2022
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Ken Burns
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Actors: Mandy Patinkin, Carolyn McCormick, Josh Lucas, Liam Neeson, David Quay, Craig Mellish, Paul Giamatti, Joe Morton, Adam Arkin, Tony Beck
Writers: Dayton Duncan
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 240 minutes
Number of Episodes: 2
Rating: TV-14
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Kenneth
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5.0 star rating
09/06/22
A treasure for the history
Review by Kenneth on 09/06/22 review stating A treasure for the history
A treasure for the history buff, help to develop an appreciation for the sacrifices of our original founders of this nation.
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Vernon
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08/26/22
Franklin
Review by Vernon on 08/26/22 review stating Franklin
As always, a superb presentation!
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Carol K.
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08/09/22
Benjamin Franklin DVD
Review by Carol K. on 08/09/22 review stating Benjamin Franklin DVD
I watched it and I need to have it in my library for future review. In todays world, the wisdom of the wise and facts of the past are refreshing and worth sharing.
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Benjamin
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5.0 star rating
08/05/22
The documentary was very well
Review by Benjamin on 08/05/22 review stating The documentary was very well
The documentary was very well made, very informative, and also enjoyable. It arrived safe and sound. Thanks again to everyone involved!
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E.JOANNE
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5.0 star rating
08/03/22
Ken Burns: Benjamin Franklin DVD
Review by E.JOANNE on 08/03/22 review stating Ken Burns: Benjamin Franklin DVD
Im a long time Franklin fan but learned sooo much in this movie. It would be a valuable asset to many American history classes
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Karen M.
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07/17/22
Ben Franklin: His Positive and Negative Attributes
Review by Karen M. on 07/17/22 review stating Ben Franklin: His Positive and Negative Attributes
Another great docu series showing genius of Ben Franklin with wonderful commentary from well educated people
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David S.
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5.0 star rating
07/12/22
Benjamin Franklin by Keb Burns
Review by David S. on 07/12/22 review stating Benjamin Franklin by Keb Burns
Just caught the last part of the Franklin story on PBS. I was so impressed I decided to get the dvd for my older brother knowing he would fully appreciate it.
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LILLIAN
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07/09/22
Information was good, however, the
Review by LILLIAN on 07/09/22 review stating Information was good, however, the
Information was good, however, the personal views of the experts were too lengthy and tedious, and not particularly useful.
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William
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07/09/22
Ben Franklin 2 part bio film
Review by William on 07/09/22 review stating Ben Franklin 2 part bio film
Wonderful early history of United States and leaders who formed a more complete union and experiment in social justice and provide for a common defense.
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Jan
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07/09/22
Benjamin Franklin
Review by Jan on 07/09/22 review stating Benjamin Franklin
I enjoyed the content and the presentation. The historians were very good and the illustrations and art work were excellent. Nicely paced. This is one of my favorite Ken Burns productions. He just gets better.
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Susan F.
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07/09/22
Very good, but long. Ben
Review by Susan F. on 07/09/22 review stating Very good, but long. Ben
Very good, but long. Ben F was a very bright and inventive man with many flaws. Advise breaking up the watching into segments.
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MARIA
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07/06/22
Ken Burns: Benjamin Franklin DVD
Review by MARIA on 07/06/22 review stating Ken Burns: Benjamin Franklin DVD
Excellent film. Love the way he studies people and history, both in a good and bad light
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Lyle
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06/28/22
Ken Burns: B Franklin
Review by Lyle on 06/28/22 review stating Ken Burns: B Franklin
Ken Burns and the group of people that researched and put this together did, as they have done in the past, a wonderful job presenting facts and information about Benjamin Franklin's life that you may not know. There are things that Mr. Franklin did and said that could and should be put to use by present day people and politicians. I would recommend this for all to see.
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Wayne
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06/27/22
America History
Review by Wayne on 06/27/22 review stating America History
Great Great dvd Have watched twice Really well done
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Don
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06/18/22
Another great Ken Burns documentary
Review by Don on 06/18/22 review stating Another great Ken Burns documentary
As usual, Ken Burns does not disappoint. This video brings the Benjamin Franklin to life on the TV screen. I always learn something I didn't know.
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Daniel
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06/16/22
Loved Ben Franklin.
Review by Daniel on 06/16/22 review stating Loved Ben Franklin.
Loved Ben Franklin.
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Sharon
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06/09/22
The Franklin I Never Knew
Review by Sharon on 06/09/22 review stating The Franklin I Never Knew
This video brought Franklin to life -- his character, his genius, his times, his family and friends. Although I have always been a student of history, I learned much more about the era, the rulers, the science, the mores and the characters of Franklins era. Thank you for putting it all together for us. --Sharon Moore, New York
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Patty
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06/07/22
Ben Frankin
Review by Patty on 06/07/22 review stating Ben Frankin
I learned many interesting things watching this dvd . It really kept my attention.
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Karen
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06/05/22
Love and appreciate ken Burns
Review by Karen on 06/05/22 review stating Love and appreciate ken Burns
Love and appreciate ken Burns Benjamin DVD I am very interested in history. The story was enlightening. Thankyou
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JERRY
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05/25/22
Ben Franklin
Review by JERRY on 05/25/22 review stating Ben Franklin
Very impressive story


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