After building a printing empire in Philadelphia with his wife Deborah, Benjamin Franklin gains worldwide fame from electricity experiments, then spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his family comes apart.
Episode Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 101
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Ken Burns' two-part, four-hour documentary, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.
"Write things worth reading," he said in Poor Richard's Almanack, "or do things worth the writing." Benjamin Franklin did both.