Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 16, 2008
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
70 min.
Country
USA

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John Adams

Based on the Pulitzer prize winning book by David McCullough, John Adams chronicles the life of this remarkable historical figure, a man whose fiercely independent spirit, reverence for the rule of law, and commitment to personal liberty profoundly influenced the values on which the U.S. was founded...

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01x07 Part 7 - Peacefield Aired: Apr. 20, 2008

In retirement, John Adams begins to write his memoirs and works on mending his relationship with Thomas Jefferson through a series of correspondence. …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 7 episodes air in 2008.

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  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John Adams is shown John Trumbull's painting, "Declaration of Independence" by Trumbull and John Quincy…
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    Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John Adams is shown John Trumbull's painting, "Declaration of Independence" by Trumbull and John Quincy Adams, he comments in an archetypal scene of an elderly man looking at a group painting from long ago, that all of the men (apart from Jefferson and himself) are dead. In fact, Charles Carroll of Carrollton is the shown as the center of the three men seated in the back row, in front of the room's left door; Carroll was also alive when Adams saw the painting and he survived Adams and Jefferson by more than six years. However, Adams and Jefferson *were* the only men alive at that point who were members of the Continental Congress on 28 June 1776 when the painting takes place, and/or who voted in favor of the Declaration on 4 July 1776. Carroll was elected to office on 4 July.
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  • While Adams' last words were reportedly "Jefferson survives", in reality Jefferson had died several hours earlier. Adams never received the news of his death. And while "Jefferson Survives"…
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    While Adams' last words were reportedly "Jefferson survives", in reality Jefferson had died several hours earlier. Adams never received the news of his death. And while "Jefferson Survives" was apparently his last eloquently spoken words, his actual last words was a panicked cry of help to one of his grandchildren before he died.
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  • During the scene in which Nabby has her surgery and John Adams is nervously pacing downstairs, Abigail says to him, "For god's sake, John, sit down." This is a particularly memorable line…
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    During the scene in which Nabby has her surgery and John Adams is nervously pacing downstairs, Abigail says to him, "For god's sake, John, sit down." This is a particularly memorable line from the first song in the musical "1776" (music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone), about the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence.
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