'Ben Franklin' on The History Channel - 12/05
Catch the Lightning!
Inventor, politician, writer, businessman, scientist, diplomat. Those are the many images that come to mind when we remember Benjamin Franklin. But there is much more to his story. The two-hour world premiere documentary 'BEN FRANKLIN' chronicles the life of the most accomplished, most accessible but also most paradoxical Founding Father, whose works and words may inspire us, whose essence remains elusive, and who is exceptionally relevant today. 'BEN FRANKLIN' makes its world premiere Sunday, December 5 at 9 pm ET/PT on The History Channel.
Benjamin Franklin's achievements are unparalleled. He was the driving force behind America’s first public lending library, first non-religious college, and first national newspaper. As a diplomat, he helped make American independence a reality. In matters of science, he was nothing less than the greatest thinker of his time. Yet just when we think we understand him, we discover there is much more about him than we ever imagined. This documentary doesn't portray Franklin as an unapproachable, granite icon, but rather as an earthy, brilliant and flawed man that historian H.W. Brands describes as "the one Founding Father easiest to imagine living in the 21st century."
One Grand Prize winner will receive the following Ben Franklin prize Package:
'Ben Franklin: Citizen of the World' DVD
'Today in History' Book
'The History Channel' Baseball T-shirt
'Ben Franklin' Constellation Prize
To win this prize package just answer this easy Ben Franklin question: In which State did he serve as Postmaster?
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