John & Abigail Adams

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American Experience: John & Abigail Adams chronicles both an inspiring political marriage and the birth of a nation. John Adams was brilliant, argumentative, sometimes irascible. Abigail Adams was a savvy observer of the tumultuous political scene, not afraid to speak her mind in an age when women were excluded from politics. Together they forged one of the greatest partnerships in American history. Simon Russell Beale (John Adams), recipient of the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Best Actor Award for his ...
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American Experience: John & Abigail Adams chronicles both an inspiring political marriage and the birth of a nation. John Adams was brilliant, argumentative, sometimes irascible. Abigail Adams was a savvy observer of the tumultuous political scene, not afraid to speak her mind in an age when women were excluded from politics. Together they forged one of the greatest partnerships in American history. Simon Russell Beale (John Adams), recipient of the 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Best Actor Award for his performance in "Uncle Vanya," and Linda Emond (Abigail Adams), an accomplished stage actress who previously portrayed Abigail in the Broadway rendition of "1776" -- bring the couple to life. Historians, including David McCullough (author of the bestselling John Adams), Joanne Freeman, and Joseph Ellis provide insight on the couple and their legacy.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Choice for Revolution; Behind the scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/24/2006
  • UPC: 841887050524
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Simon Russell Beale John adams
Linda Emond Abigail Adams
Technical Credits
Peter Jones Director
Elizabeth Deane Writer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- John & Abigail Adams
1. A Power Couple [1:42]
2. Continental Congress [3:17]
3. Political Partnerships [14:55]
4. Declaration of Independence [6:30]
5. The Homefront [3:35]
6. French Diplomacy [3:55]
7. Life in Paris [13:08]
8. Second to Washington [11:53]
9. Fight for the Presidency [8:45]
10. Trusted Confidante [10:17]
11. A Dark Time [7:32]
12. A Place in History [8:48]
13. Forgiveness [10:16]
14. Fourth of July [4:48]
15. Credits [3:37]
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Disc #1 -- John & Abigail Adams
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      The Choice for Revolution
      Behind the Scenes
      Image Credits
   PBS Online
      pbs.org/dvd
   American Experience
      www.pbs.org/amex
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