Episode Detail: The Reluctant Revolutionaries - Liberty! The American Revolution
This six-hour 1997 series chronicling the American rebellion blends comments from historians with readings by actors in period dress. Colonists resist Parliament legislation and begin to defy English authority. Included: the Stamp Act; the Boston Massacre of 1770; tea dumping in Boston harbor. Benjamin Rush: Austin Pendleton. Benjamin Franklin: Philip Bosco. John Adams: Peter Donaldson. Narrated by Edward Herrmann.