Freedom: A History of Us

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

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.

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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  • Premiered: January 12, 2003
  • Rating: TV-G
  • 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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