Season 1, Episode 3 Liberty for All? (1620-1849)

First Aired: January 19, 2003

“Liberty for All?” (Part 3 of 16) examines the evolution of religious freedom and westward expansion. Voices include Michael Caine (John Cotton), Ralph Fiennes (John Bradford), Graham Greene (Red Jacket), Tom Hanks (Daniel Boone), Anthony Hopkins (John Winthrop), Jeremy Irons (King James I), Samuel L. Jackson (Tecumseh), Kevin Kline (Thomas Jefferson), John Lithgow (Roger Williams), Brad Pitt (James K. Polk), Dennis Quaid (Andrew Jackson), Kevin Spacey (Cotton Mather), Meryl Streep (Mary Easty), Robin Williams (Missouri farmer) and Reese Witherspoon (Susan Magoffin). 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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