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John Adams – HBO series begins tonight.

Posted by Ed C on Sunday, March 16, 2008

HBO is airing a 7 part series based on the book John Adams by David McCullough. Episodes 1 & 2 air tonight (and throughout the week.)

By most accounts, the series does a good job of recreating the hardships faced at the birth of our county through the story of our second President.

[Update: Sunday – 4/20/08]

The series concludes tonight at 9:00 PM EDTwith part 7, Peace Field. HBO is also showing the entire series starting at 1:00 PM EDT.

  1. 1:00 PM – Join or Die
  2. 2:30 PM – Independence
  3. 4:00 PM – Don’t Tread on Me
  4. 5:00 PM – Reunion
  5. 6:30 PM – Unite or Die
  6. 7:30 PM – Unnecessary War
  7. 9:00 PM – Peacefield (will also air throughout the week.)
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7 Responses to “John Adams – HBO series begins tonight.”

  1. This is one time I regret not having HBO. I’ve read the book….

  2. General Zod said

    The show is great. I need to get the book.

  3. VERY inspirational and moving film. I can’t help but want to hold true to values and morals much stronger each time I watch it. Clearly makes me proud of not only our founding fathers, but of our country America.

  4. Anna said

    I was watching the HBO series John Adams tonight and there was a nod at George Washington’s false teeth. It made me laugh because I remembered that those teeth are on display in Baltimore at The National Museum of Dentistry. Not only that, the map that the American delegation in France used to identify the United States of America at the Treaty of Paris, the actual map from George III’s library, is on display at the Maps exhibitions running at The Walters Art Museum. Check it out http://www.visitmybaltimore.com/video/438/

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  6. Thanks for the post

  7. I did not care for it. It did not capture the spirit of the book. In fact it went out of its way to really “humanize” the founders. So much so that their flaws seemed to dominate them and make founding the greatest revolution in history untenable.

    I wrote up a take on it (with pictures!) if you care to check it out:

    http://fortresstakes.wordpress.com/2009/04/02/john-adams-2008/

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