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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  • 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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  • Goof (factual errors): John Quincy Adams was just two and a half and Nabby Adams just four and a half at the time of the Boston Massacre. They are both shown to be more mature and about four…
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    Goof (factual errors): John Quincy Adams was just two and a half and Nabby Adams just four and a half at the time of the Boston Massacre. They are both shown to be more mature and about four or five years older than they actually were in March, 1770.
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  • History buffs might recall that a British Navy surgeon shortly before 1750 concluded that sailors, by sucking on limes, could reduce the incidence of painful and debilitating scurvy.…
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    History buffs might recall that a British Navy surgeon shortly before 1750 concluded that sailors, by sucking on limes, could reduce the incidence of painful and debilitating scurvy. Concurrent experiments involving sailors taking vinegar or sea water failed. Eighteenth century medicine was unaware that limes contained Vitamin C (a substance not really understood until the 1930s) and also did not fully comprehend scurvy as a nutritional disease, but crews were issued limes in their rations after the field study. British sailors and later British people generally were nicknamed "limeys" shortly afterward. At the film's dock set, around a peck of sucked-on cut limes litter the ground as if discarded by sailors.
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