Benjamin Franklin


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Benjamin Franklin is a 1974 American television miniseries that chronicles the life of Benjamin Franklin. It was broadcast by CBS and won five Primetime Emmy Awards.

Approx. run time 360 minutes

Genre Biography / Drama

Written by

Howard Fast

Loring Mandel

Directed by Glenn Jordan

Produced by

Lewis Freedman

George Lefferts

 

Cast

* Willie Aames as Franklin at age 12

* Beau Bridges as Franklin, the young man

* Eddie Albert as Franklin, the diplomat

* Melvyn Douglas as Franklin the elder statesman

* Richard Widmark as Franklin, the rebel

 

Music by Billy Goldenberg

Country United States

Language English

Original channel CBS

Release date 21 November 1974

No. of episodes 4

Who talked about this show

Charles Lisanby

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Charles Lisanby on designing the sets for the miniseries Benjamin Franklin

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on writing Benjamin Franklin

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