Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1997)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • First Air Date: 1997-02-18
  • Last Air Date: 1997-02-19
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 2
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: American Lives Film Project
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: PBS
  • Director: Ken Burns
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The complex life of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that "all men are created equal" yet owned slaves, is recounted by master filmmaker Ken Burns in this probing documentary. Covering Jefferson's diplomatic work in France, his two presidential terms, his retirement at Monticello and more.

  • Keywords: usa president, slavery, independence movement, biography, miniseries, american revolution
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    Thomas Jefferson Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1997-02-18
    2 Episodes

    Thomas Jefferson Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 1180 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 2180 min
    • Sam Waterston

      as Thomas Jefferson (voice)
    • Blythe Danner

      as Martha Jefferson
    • Gwyneth Paltrow

      as Jefferson's grandaughter (voice)
    • Ossie Davis

      as Narrator (voice)
    • Michael Potts

      as Isaac
    Directing Ken Burns Director
    Writing Geoffrey C. Ward Writer
    Crew Ken Burns Creator