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Ben Franklin (History Channel)
Ben Franklin
History Channel
Actors: Michael Kelberg, Maggie Lakis
Director: Joshua Alper
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2005     1hr 40min

Inventor, writer, businessman, scientist, diplomat, and the face gracing the hundred-dollar bill--this stately figure is the Benjamin Franklin history has taught us to remember. Now, in this revealing yet informal History ...  more »

     
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Actors: Michael Kelberg, Maggie Lakis
Director: Joshua Alper
Creators: Joshua Alper, Steven Uhlenberg, Dolores Gavin, Raymond Bridgers
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 02/22/2005
Original Release Date: 12/05/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 12/05/2004
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Family Viewing with Care
William Haugen | Dallas, TX United States | 07/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Good to excellent documentary covering all aspects of Benjamin Franklin's life. However would recommend for family viewing with care due to extensive coverage of Ben Franklin's personal life including an artist's rendering of an intimate situation involving Benjamin Franklin. While Ben Franklin's personal life is of interest and does shed light on important events in his life, it was distracting from the reason this DVD was purchased which was to learn more about the role Benjamin Franklin played in the early history of the United States.

9/16/2008 Addition - Have also watched the PBS Ben Franklin DVD and at least for me this History Channel presentation was more interesting and informative and as another reviewer mentioned there is an excellent approximately one hour History Channel special on the Declaration of Independence included. Other special features include The Many Faces of Ben Franklin featurette and a Ben Franklin timeline, quotes and list of innovations and inventions. Overall this is a great DVD with lots of special features and between the PBS documentary and this History Channel presentation at least for me was a better value and more interesting."
Great man great DVD
nick202 | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must have for any history fan or any Benjamin franklin fan. The DVD covers Ben's many accomplishments as a scientist, printer, statesman, and don't forget the adulterey in his life. It also covers how Ben franklin had trouble with his family, and how he had many affairs while he wa in Europe. In conclusion this DVD gives an in depth look at Ben franklin's life with interesting re-enactments."
The Declaration Feature is a great bonus to this great biogr
James Garritson | Escondido, California USA | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I found this A&E special excellent. I purchased this DVD not just for the biography of Franklin, but for the great Declaration of Independence special. I used this documentary for my middle school class and know they all enjoyed the Declaration feature. I also showed clips from the Franklin biography and can tell you in one word: excellent! I highly recommend this history feature for the content. Franklin was an amazing American Renaissance Man that needs to have a feature movie made about his wonderful personality traits."