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The Adams chronicles

Author: Virginia KasselGeorge GrizzardKathryn WalkerWilliam DanielsDavid BirneyAll authors
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, [2008], ©1976
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television movies
Historical drama
Biographical television programs
Historical
Biographical
Family
Television mini-series
Historical television programs
Fiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Biography Drama
Named Person: Adams family; John Adams; John Quincy Adams; Charles Francis Adams; Henry Adams; Charles Francis Adams; Adams family; John Adams; John Quincy Adams; Charles Francis Adams; Henry Adams; Charles Francis Adams
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Kassel; George Grizzard; Kathryn Walker; William Daniels; David Birney; John Beal; Peter Brandon; Charles Siebert; Nancy Marchand; Jac Venza; Paul Bogart; Robert Costello; Sherman Yellen; Millard Lampell; James Cellan Jones; Anne Howard Bailey; Corinne Jacker; Philip H Reisman; Sam Hall; Barry Davis; Anthony Page; Fred Coe; Ian Hunter; Tad Mosel; Roger O Hirson; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Acorn Media (Firm)
OCLC Number: 213487446
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Based on the family's personal diaries and correspondences.
Originally broadcast on television in 1976.
Contains all 13 episodes of the television mini-series.
Special features: A 12-page program guide titled The history behind the Adams chronicles featuring articles by C. James Taylor, editor in chief of the Adams Papers, and Neil Horstman, president of the White House Historical Association. Includes genealogical table.
Credits: Original music, John Morris.
Cast: George Grizzard, Kathryn Walker, William Daniels, David Birney, John Beal, Peter Brandon, Charles Siebert, Nancy Marchand.
Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, 1976 and 1977
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 780 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 program guide (12 p. ; 19 cm)
Details: DVD, full screen (4:3) presentation; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Volume 1: Chapter I: John Adams, Lawyer ; Chapter II: John Adams, Revolutionary ; Chapter III: John Adams, Diplomat ; Chapter IV: John Adams, Minister to Great Britain (Volume I produced by Jac Venza, Paul Bogart and Robert Costello ; written by Sherman Yellen and Millard Lampell ; directed by Paul Bogart and James Cellan Jones) --
Volume 2: Chapter V: John Adams, Vice President ; Chapter VI: John Adams, President ; Chapter VII: John Quincy Adams, Diplomat (Volume 2 produced by Robert Costello ; written by Anne Howard Bailey, Corinne Jacker, Philip Reisman, Jr., and Sam Hall ; directed by Barry Davis and Anthony Page). Volume 3: Chapter VIII: John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State ; Chapter IX: John Quincy Adams, President ; Chapter X: John Quincy Adams, Congressman (Volume 3 produced by Robert Costello and Fred Coe ; written by Ian Hunter and Tad Mosel ; directed by Bill Glenn and Fred Coe) --Volume 4: Chapter XI: Charles Francis Adams, Minister to Great Britain ; Chapter XII: Henry Adams, Historian ; Chapter XIII: Charles Francis Adams II, Industrialist (Volume 4 produced by James Cellan Jones and Fred Coe ; written by Roger O. Hirson and Sam Hall ; directed by James Cellan Jones and Fred Coe).
Other Titles: History behind the Adams chronicles.
Responsibility: Educational Broadcasting Corporation ; Thirteen/WNET New York ; created by series producer, Virginia Kassel.

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Television mini-series that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Meet John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president; John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president; Charles Francis Adams, skillful minister to Great Britain during the Civil War; historian Henry Adams; and railroad magnate Charles Francis Adams, Jr. Going beyond politics, this mini-series portrays these men as husbands, fathers, brothers, sons, as well as leaders.

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