Season 1, Episode 9 Working for Freedom
First Aired: January 31, 2003
“Working for Freedom” follows the labor and women's suffrage movements. Voices include Susan Sarandon (Susan B. Anthony), Philip Bosco (Samuel Gompers), Michael Caine (William Wood), Tom Hanks (Jacob Coxey), Samuel L. Jackson (Marshal), Kevin Spacey (Ira Seward), Chevy Chase (Stockholder), Blythe Danner (Appleton's Journal), Ralph Fiennes (Barton Simonson), Whoopi Goldberg (Lucy Parsons), John Goodman (William “Big Bill” Haywood), Kevin Kline (August Spies), John Lithgow (Judge Ward Hunt) and Matthew McConaughey (John Swinton). Katie Couric narrates.
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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)