Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (1997)


The complex life of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that "all men are created equal" yet owned slaves, is recounted by master filmmaker Ken Burns in this probing documentary. Covering Jefferson's diplomatic work in France, his two presidential terms, his retirement at Monticello and more.

Score: 7.5/10 from 2 votes
First Air Date: 1997-02-18
Last Air Date: 1997-02-19
Total Seasons: 1
Total Episodes: 2
Status: Ended
Network: PBS

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Season 1
First air date: 1997-02-18


Michael Potts
as Isaac
Blythe Danner
as Martha Jefferson
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Jefferson's grandaughter (voice)
Michael Potts
Ossie Davis
as Narrator (voice)
Sam Waterston
as Thomas Jefferson (voice)


Directing Ken Burns Director
Writing Geoffrey C. Ward Writer