Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin’s Theory of Colds

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Traveling together on Congressional business, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams stopped for the night at a wayside inn that only had one bed available. They decided to share the room and argued about whether or not to close the window until Adams fell asleep. This humorous scene contains bonus material from BENJAMIN FRANKLIN not in the final film.

Aired: 04/04/22

Rating: NR


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Corporate funding for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the …

The U.S. and the Holocaust


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