Benjamin Franklin

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Official Trailer

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Explore the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential figures.

Ken Burns’s two-part, four-hour documentary, "Benjamin Franklin," explores the revolutionary life of one of the18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States.

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Corporate funding for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the …

Conversations on Franklin

Virtual Event Series

Conversations on Franklin

Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the two-part series.

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