Thomas Jefferson

Season 1
 (237)
1997TV-G
Revered as the author of the Declaration of Independence, yet condemned as a lifelong owner of slaves, Thomas Jefferson remains the enigma that is America. By the end of his life, he had advanced the cause of freedom everywhere.
Starring
Ossie Davis
Genres
Special Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Life/Liberty: Our Sacred Honor
    February 17, 1997
    1 h 26 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jefferson's early life is detailed from his time at William & Mary, the building of Monticello, to his marriage and children. While he was laying the foundations of a new government, his work was interrupted by a series of personal losses.
  2. 2. Liberty: The Age of Experiments/The Pursuit of Happiness
    February 18, 1997
    1 h 27 min
    TV-G
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As president, Jefferson was responsible for doubling the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase. His battles with the Federalist movement; his relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings; and his Monticello retirement are explored.

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Directors
Ken Burns
Producers
Ken BurnsCamilla Rockwell
Season year
1997
Network
PBS
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PeggyReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2021
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I Learned Something.
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This multiple-hour cinematic focus on Thomas Jefferson provided me with a nice overview of this Founders life. There were some new tidbits of information distributed throughout.
jim ballentineReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2020
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weak documentary...old SD product
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looking for Thomas Jefferson Mini Series by PBS = opened movie then shut it down once it was talking dialog of pictures.
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KristineReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2021
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maintstay of liberty
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everyone needs to know how and what a Constitutional Republic is!
PackDaddy51Reviewed in the United States on July 12, 2021
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Candid and Thorough Overview
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Candid, balanced overview of Jefferson's life... the good and the ugly. Great historical perspective.
GinaHReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2021
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Great value.
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Excellent viewing. Quality program.
J ShaughnessyReviewed in the United States on February 13, 2021
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Best documentary
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Wonderful; makes you want more
Vernon B. KearseReviewed in the United States on March 19, 2021
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Informative
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Informative
Sharon E. StarkReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2021
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Loved this series!
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A great documentary on Thomas Jefferson. I learned so much!
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