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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. 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.

Part 5: Unite or Die Season 1, Episode 5 Apr 6, 2008 Subscription

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. Convalescing in Holland, Adams joyously learns the British surrendered to Washington at Yorktown; later, he and Abigail reunite in his opulent mansion in Paris.

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Sat Jul 4 11:30am
Join or Die(Season 1, Episode 1) HBO2

The aftermath of the Boston Massacre in 1770 cements John Adams' reputation as a crusader for justice, and he is invited to join the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Sat Jul 4 12:45pm
Independence(Season 1, Episode 2) HBO2

British attacks on Lexington and Concord in 1775 spur debate among the Continental Congress, but Adams' arguments on behalf of Massachusetts---and independence---are met with skepticism by some of his colleagues.

Sat Jul 4 2:20pm
Don't Tread on Me(Season 1, Episode 3) HBO2

John Adams and Benjamin Franklin travel to France to land support for the colonists' revolt against England. But after mixed results in Paris, Adams continues on to Holland on a similar mission.

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