Freedom: The History of US

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Release date: January 12, 2003 (PBS)
Directed by: Philip Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Nancy Steiner
Produced by: PBS Television
Running time: 16 episodes á 60 minutes

A fast-paced and utterly engaging story of the people and events that have shaped our freedom in the United States. Through unusual archival film, artwork and rare photographs, combined with vivid, first-person accounts read by many of the nation's leading actors it tells the poignant story of the ever-widening circles of American freedom. In this epic 16 episodes documentary, Meryl Streep lent her voice to Abigail Adams (episode 1), Mary Easty (episode 03), Mother Jones (episode 10) and Margaret Chase Smith (episode 13).

Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco, Tom Hanks, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Michael Caine, Ralph Fiennes, Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Chevy Chase, Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Hopkins, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, Dennis Quaid, Ving Rhames, John Lithgow, Dana Reeve, Martin Sheen, Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Matthew Broderick, Graham Greene, Jeremy Irons, Fred Owens, Tim Robbins, Reese Witherspoon, Angela Bassett, Glenn Close, Harry Connick Jr., Blythe Danner, Michael Douglas, Charles S. Dutton, Richard Gere, John Goodman, Paul Newman, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Al Roker, Susan Sarandon, Campbell Scott, John Seigenthaler, Raoul Trujillo