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Liberty's Kids Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

40 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Episode 1

The Boston Tea Party

Mon, Sep 2, 2002 30 mins

The kids stumble upon the Boston Tea Party, which takes place on the very ship in which Sarah has just crossed the Atlantic. Sarah, whose mother is an English friend of Ben Franklin's, is on her way to an apprenticeship in Franklin's Philadelphia print shop. Waiting to meet her: apprentice James Hiller, who's a budding newshound; and freed slave Moses, who now works for Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite). Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri) and D. Kevin Williams (Moses). .

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Episode 2

Intolerable Acts

Tue, Sep 3, 2002 30 mins

In the wake of the Boston Tea Party, Sarah, James, Henri and Moses hide in the home of black poet Phillis Wheatley (voice of Tina Dixon), and Sarah learns firsthand of the horrors of slavery. In England, meanwhile, Ben Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite) is charged with treason. Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), D. Kevin Williams (Moses) and Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 3

United We Stand

Wed, Sep 4, 2002 30 mins

Sam and John Adams (voice of Billy Crystal) argue against Britain's "Intolerable Acts," and Sarah meets Abigail Adams (Annette Bening). Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite. Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), D. Kevin Williams (Moses) and Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 4

Liberty or Death!

Thu, Sep 5, 2002 30 mins

The kids travel to Virginia and hear Patrick Henry (voice of Michael Douglas) discourse on liberty and death. Meanwhile, Moses (D. Kevin Williams) finds his brother on a slave-auction block. Voice of Ben Franklin: Walter Cronkite. Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James) and Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 5

The Midnight Ride

Fri, Sep 6, 2002 30 mins

Back in Boston, Sarah and James take a midnight ride with Paul Revere (voice of Sylvester Stallone). The Revolution is about to begin. Voice of Ben Franklin: Walter Cronkite. Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), D. Kevin Williams (Moses) and Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 6

The Shot Heard Round the World

Mon, Sep 9, 2002 30 mins

Sarah and James both find themselves at Concord Bridge on April 19, 1775, when "the shot heard 'round the world" is fired and the Revolution begins. James (voice of Chris Lundquist) is covering the Minutemen for Ben Franklin's paper, while Sarah (Reo Jones) is following the British troops. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 7

Green Mountain Boys

Tue, Sep 10, 2002 30 mins

Sarah befriends Benedict Arnold (voice of Dustin Hoffman) when his militia takes New York's Fort Ticonderoga from the British in May 1775. Arnold is a brilliant soldier but he doesn't get along well with his troops. Voice of Sarah: Reo Jones. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 8

The Second Continental Congress

Wed, Sep 11, 2002 30 mins

Sarah and Moses meet George Washington (voice of Cork Ramer) during the Second Continental Congress in May 1775 (it's a good thing for Washington: they fix his broken carriage). Meanwhile, James (Chris Lundquist) unwittingly aids a British spy. Voice of Sarah: Reo Jones. Voice of Moses: D. Kevin Williams. Voice of John Adams: Billy Crystal. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 9

Bunker Hill

Thu, Sep 12, 2002 30 mins

James and Sarah witness the Battle of Bunker Hill (and hear the cry "Don't fire 'till you see the whites of their eyes!"). The British win the battle, but the Americans win a major moral victory. Voice of James: Chris Lundquist. Voice of Sarah: Reo Jones. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 10

Postmaster General Franklin

Fri, Sep 13, 2002 30 mins

Sarah and James carry letters to New York because the British have been intercepting patriot mail. Meanwhile, Ben Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite) is named Postmaster General on July 26, 1775. Voice of James: Chris Lundquist. Voice of Sarah: Reo Jones.

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Episode 11

Washington Takes Command

Mon, Sep 16, 2002 30 mins

George Washington (voice of Cork Ramer) takes command of the Continental Army in Boston on July 3, 1775 (with Sarah, James and Henri looking on). Then James accompanies Henry Knox to Fort Ticonderoga, N.Y., to pick up cannons for the patriot forces. Voice of Henri: Kathleen Barr. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 12

Common Sense

Tue, Sep 17, 2002 30 mins

James and Sarah meet Thomas Paine (voice of Nils Haaland), who rallies the patriot cause in January 1776 with a stirring pamphlet. It particularly inspires James (Chris Lundquist) to pursue his journalistic ambitions. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 13

The First Fourth of July

Wed, Sep 18, 2002 30 mins

It's July 4, 1776, and the kids are back in Philadelphia, where Thomas Jefferson (voice of Ben Stiller) has a writing assignment. But first, John Adams (Billy Crystal) must convince the Continental Congress to declare independence. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 14

New York, New York

Thu, Sep 19, 2002 30 mins

It's late summer 1776, and Washington's troops are faring poorly in New York (they lose the Battle of Long Island in August and New York City in September). So Washington changes tactics. Meanwhile, Sarah (voice of Reo Jones) hears the Loyalist side of the story from a friend of her mother's. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 15

The Turtle

Fri, Sep 20, 2002 30 mins

The kids meet James Bushnell, whose primitive submarine will soon be pressed into service to try to break the British blockade of New York City. Voice of James: Christopher Lundquist. Voice of Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 16

One Life to Lose

Mon, Sep 23, 2002 30 mins

It's September 1776, and Sarah and James are in New York City, where they meet a patriot spy named Nathan Hale. Soon, Hale will regret "that I have but one life to lose for my country." Voices include Billy Crystal (John Adams), Michael York (Admiral Howe) and Walter Cronkite (Benjamin Franklin).

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Episode 17

Captain Molly

Tue, Sep 24, 2002 30 mins

Sarah meets Captain Molly, who fights in the place of her fallen husband. But Gen. Washington is losing battle after battle. Meanwhile, Moses (voice of D. Kevin Williams) teaches Henri (Kathleen Barr) to read. Voice of Ben Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 18

American Crisis

Wed, Sep 25, 2002 30 mins

It's December 1776 and the American war effort is at its lowest point. "These are the times that try men's souls," writes Thomas Paine (voice of Nils Haaland). The kids see that when they meet General Washington (Cork Ramer). Voice of Ben Franklin: Walter Cronkite.

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Episode 19

Across the Delaware

Thu, Sep 26, 2002 30 mins

Sarah and James meet a British spy who turns out to be a double agent. Meanwhile, General Washington crosses the Delaware on Christmas 1776 and finally gets the victory he needs at Princeton, N.J. on Jan. 2, 1777. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah) and Christopher Lundquist (James).

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Episode 20

An American in Paris

Fri, Sep 27, 2002 30 mins

Sarah visits Abigail Adams (voice of Annette Bening) in Boston, where Sarah comes down with smallpox. James accompanies Alexander Hamilton to Morristown, N.J., where Hamilton joins General Washington's staff. Meanwhile, Ben Franklin (Walter Cronkite) arrives in Paris on a mission to enlist the French in the patriot cause. Voice of Washington: Cork Ramer.

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Episode 21

Sybil Ludington

Mon, Sep 30, 2002 30 mins

James meets a 16-year-old New Yorker named Sybil Ludington (voice of Kayla), who takes a "midnight ride" of her own; and Sarah is dismayed to see how colonial leaders are treating Benedict Arnold (Dustin Hoffman). Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James) and Walter Cronkite (Franklin).

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Episode 22

Lafayette Arrives

Tue, Oct 1, 2002 30 mins

Henri meets the Marquis de Lafayette (voice of Ben Beck) and is very impressed. General Washington is also impressed with the young Frenchman after the Battle of Brandywine Creek in September 1777. Other voices include Kathleen Barr (Henri), Cork Ramer (Washington) and Walter Cronkite (Ben Franklin).

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Episode 23

The Hessians Are Coming

Wed, Oct 2, 2002 30 mins

James and Sarah are both at Saratoga as the Americans whip the British, but they see the fighting from very different perspectives. James is with the losing Hessians, while Sarah observes Benedict Arnold's exploits. But his battlefield victory doesn't bring him glory. Voices include Dustin Hoffman (Arnold), Walter Cronkite (Ben Franklin), Reo Jones (Sarah) and Chris Lundquist (James).

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Episode 24

Valley Forge

Thu, Oct 3, 2002 30 mins

James and Sarah are at Valley Forge in February 1778. So is Germany's Baron Von Steuben (voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger), who helps General Washington whip the troops into shape. Voices include Cork Ramer (Washington), Chris Lundquist (James) and Reo Jones (Sarah).

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Episode 25

Allies at Last

Fri, Oct 4, 2002 30 mins

The victory at Saratoga enables Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite) to persuade France to side with the Americans. Meanwhile, Sarah and Henri spend time with British troops in occupied Philadelphia, while James learns a lesson in religious freedom. Other voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Kathleen Barr (Henri) and Chris Lundquist (James).

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Episode 26

Honor and Compromise

Mon, Nov 4, 2002 30 mins

The states struggle to unite before the French Ambassador's arrival; at the Battle of Monmouth, Gen. Washington (voice of Cork Ramer) arrives in time to rally Charles Henry Lee's troops. Other voices include Kathleen Barr (Henri), Reo Jones (Sarah) and D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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Episode 27

The New Frontier

Tue, Nov 5, 2002 30 mins

The Shawnee Indians are caught between the Americans and British; conditions in Philadelphia lead to the Fort Wilson riot; Sarah is reunited with her father; James takes on an angry mob. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah) and Chris Lundquist (James).

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Episode 28

Not Yet Begun to Fight!

Wed, Nov 6, 2002 30 mins

John Paul Jones (voice of Liam Neeson) battles the British off the coast of England; Sarah (voice of Reo Jones) is shipwrecked en route to England.

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Episode 29

The Great Galvez

Thu, Nov 7, 2002 30 mins

Gov. Galvez (voice of Don Francisco) captures Baton Rouge; James and Henri sail down the Mississippi in search of Galvez; Sarah decides to return to Philadelphia.

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Episode 30

In Praise of Ben

Fri, Nov 8, 2002 30 mins

A look at the life and inventions of Benjamin Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite); Sarah returns to Philadelphia and reunites with Moses, James and Henri. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri) and D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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Episode 31

Bostonians

Mon, Nov 11, 2002 30 mins

John Adams (voice of Billy Crystal) returns from France and reunites with wife Abigail (voice of Annette Bening). Meanwhile, Sarah is drawn closer to Mrs. Adams; James travels to New York and views the conflicts between colonists and Indians.

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Episode 32

Benedict Arnold

Mon, Jan 20, 2003 30 mins

Benedict Arnold (voice of Dustin Hoffman) attempts to turn over West Point to the British; James tries to console Sarah, who's upset by Arnold's act of treason. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Cork Ramer (George Washington).

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Episode 33

Conflict in the South

Tue, Jan 21, 2003 30 mins

Virginia governor Thomas Jefferson (voice of Ben Stiller) is forced to abandon his home; Sarah's upset that Jefferson owns slaves. Voices include Dustin Hoffman (Benedict Arnold), Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 34

Deborah Samson: Soldier of the Revolution

Wed, Jan 22, 2003 30 mins

Deborah Samson (voice of Whoopi Goldberg) poses as a man to enlist in the Continental Army; Sarah learns about women's efforts in the Revolution. Voices include Cork Ramer (George Washington), Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 35

James Armistead

Thu, Jan 23, 2003 30 mins

Virginia slave James Armistead offers to spy on Benedict Arnold; Sarah and Henri go from camp to camp with Lafayette. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Kathleen Barr (Henri), Chris Lundquist (James), D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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Episode 36

Yorktown

Mon, Mar 31, 2003 30 mins

The climactic battle of the Revolution is fought at Yorktown and witnessed by Sarah, James and Henri; Moses' brother serves with the British. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri), D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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Episode 37

Born Free and Equal

Tue, Apr 1, 2003 30 mins

A Massachusetts slave sues for her freedom and renames herself Elizabeth Freeman (Voice of Yolanda King); Massachusetts abolishes slavery. Voices include Annette Bening (Abigail Adams), Walter Cronkite (Ben Franklin), Reo Jones (Sarah).

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Episode 38

The Man Who Would Not Be King

Wed, Apr 2, 2003 30 mins

The Revolutionary War ends as the peace treaty with England is signed by Ben Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite) and John Adams (voice of Billy Crystal). Washington offers his resignation to Congress. Voices include Chris Lundquist (James), Reo Jones (Sarah), Kathleen Barr (Henri).

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Episode 39

Going Home

Thu, Apr 3, 2003 30 mins

Ben Franklin (voice of Walter Cronkite) returns from Europe; those loyal to the English king are forced to leave America; Lafayette invites Henri to live in France. Voices include Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kathleen Barr (Henri), D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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Episode 40

We the People

Fri, Apr 4, 2003 30 mins

George Washington becomes the first president; James Madison (voice of Warren Buffet) writes much of the Constitution; Moses resolves to open a school for free black children. Voices include Cork Ramer (Washington), Walter Cronkite (Ben Franklin), Reo Jones (Sarah), D. Kevin Williams (Moses).

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