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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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1:54:59
Benjamin Franklin

Spanish Version | “An American” (1775-1790)

Benjamin Franklin helps craft the Declaration of Independence and wins French support.
Season 1 Episode 4
Spanish Version | “Join or Die” (1706-1774)
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Episode
1:55:26
Benjamin Franklin

Spanish Version | “Join or Die” (1706-1774)

After success as a Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin earns worldwide fame in science.
Season 1 Episode 3
Benjamin Franklin Season 1
Watch with PBS Passport
Episode
1:54:59
Benjamin Franklin

“An American” (1775-1790)

Benjamin Franklin helps craft the Declaration of Independence and wins French support.
Season 1 Episode 2
“Join or Die” (1706-1774)
Watch with PBS Passport
Episode
1:55:26
Benjamin Franklin

“Join or Die” (1706-1774)

After success as a Philadelphia printer Benjamin Franklin earns worldwide fame in science.
Season 1 Episode 1
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