[Program Notes]
    Program notes on the Liberty! mini-series provided by PBS.

Episode 1 November 23, 9:00-10:00pm EST

The Reluctant Revolutionaries

In 1763, American colonists are happily British. They live in a hierarchical world of gentlemen and commoners and are proud to be subjects of King George III. With the end of the French and Indian War, America has become a land of opportunity, and the future founding fathers--all powerful, ambitious men--are poised to take advantage of it. In the midst of this tranquility, the British impose a seemingly routine tax --the Stamp Act. It creates a firestorm throughout the colonies as Americans see their liberties--and their power--threatened. Benjamin Franklin finds himself in the center of controversy as relations between England and American begin to unravel.


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