Season 1, Episode 11 Safe for Democracy

First Aired: February 7, 2003

“Safe for Democracy” (1903-27) begins with the Wright brothers and ends with Lucky Lindy. In between: World War I, the women's suffrage movement and the Roaring '20s. Voices include Robin Williams (Wilber and Orville Wright); Paul Newman (Woodrow Wilson); Martin Sheen (Charles Lindbergh); Joanne Woodward (Anne Martin); Richard Gere (Lord Staley); Ving Rhames (W.E.B. DuBois); Jeremy Irons (Lord Grey); Dennis Quaid (New York Times); Aidan Quinn (Mob member); Stanley Tucci (Lt. Harry Rennagel); and Dana Reeve (Agnes Loebeck). Katie Couric narrates.

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Richard Gere Lord Staley
Stanley Tucci Lt. Harry Rennagel

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  • Premiered: January 12, 2003
  • Rating: TV-G
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  • Premise: A 16-part history of the U.S., as told by historical figures (noted actors supply the voices), plus occasional commentary. Based on books by Joy Hakim. (more)

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