Freedom: A History of Us Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: What Is Freedom? - Freedom: A History of Us

“What Is Freedom?” explores post-Civil War Reconstruction and the rise of segregation. Voices include Julia Roberts (Virginia Eyewitness), Kevin Spacey (Sidney Andrews), Martin Sheen (Thaddeus Stevens), Freeman (Frederick Douglass), Whoopi Goldberg (Millie Freeman), Matthew Broderick (John Marshall Harlan), Charles Dutton (Benjamin Arnett), Aidan Quinn (Philadelphia Press Journal), Samuel L. Jakcson (Isaiah Wears), Ving Rhames (W.E.B. DuBois), Al Roker (Henry McNeal Turner), Robert Redford (Carl Schurz), Matthew McConaughey (Andrew Johnson) and Stanley Tucci (Rutherford B. Hayes). Katie Couric narrates.

Episodes: Freedom: A History of Us (16)

2/21/2003: Becoming Free    Season 1, Episode 16
2/21/2003: Marching to Freedom Land    Season 1, Episode 15
2/14/2003: Let Freedom Ring    Season 1, Episode 14
2/14/2003: Democracy and Struggles    Season 1, Episode 13
2/7/2003: Depression and War    Season 1, Episode 12
2/7/2003: Safe for Democracy    Season 1, Episode 11
1/31/2003: Yearning to Breathe Free    Season 1, Episode 10
1/31/2003: Working for Freedom    Season 1, Episode 9
1/24/2003: Whose Land Is This?    Season 1, Episode 8
1/24/2003: What Is Freedom?    Season 1, Episode 7
1/19/2003: Wake Up America (1788-1848)    Season 1, Episode 4
1/19/2003: Liberty for All? (1620-1849)    Season 1, Episode 3
1/17/2003: A War to End Slavery (1861-1865)    Season 1, Episode 6
1/17/2003: A Fatal Contradiction (1700-1861)    Season 1, Episode 5
1/12/2003: Revolution (1776-1809)    Season 1, Episode 2
1/12/2003: Independence (1765-1776)    Season 1, Episode 1

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Premiered: January 12, 2003, on PBS
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.

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