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John Adams

A seven-part adaptation of David McCullough's biography of Founding Father and second U.S. president, John Adams.

Premiered: March 16, 2008

Rating: TV-PG

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Part 7: Peacefield Season 1, Episode 7 Apr 20, 2008 Subscription

In retirement, Adams starts writing his memoirs, then endures a series of tragedies when his daughter dies of cancer and, a few years later, Abigail succumbs to typhoid fever. At the urging of Dr. Rush, Adams reports the sad news to Jefferson, with the two old friends and adversaries taking solace in a correspondence that mends old wounds.

Part 6: Unnecessary War Season 1, Episode 6 Apr 13, 2008 Subscription

Abandoned by Jefferson for retaining Washington's cabinet, President Adams holds firm on keeping the nation out of war, despite French aggression and pro-war sentiment among his advisors.

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Elected America's first Vice President, Adams is scolded by Abigail for his vanity, and is frustrated by his exclusion from President Washington's inner circle.

Part 4: Reunion Season 1, Episode 4 Mar 30, 2008 Subscription

1781. 1781. Convalescing in Holland, Adams joyously learns the British surrendered to Washington at Yorktown. Returning to France to secure commerce with other nations, Adams sends for Abigail, and the two reunite in his opulent mansion in Paris. Also arriving is Jefferson, who suffered a catastrophic loss with the deaths of his wife and daughter in the same year.

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From HBO Films comes this Emmy(R)-winning, seven-part miniseries starring Paul Giamatti as John Adams, the Founding Father and 2nd President of the U. (more…)

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