- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 200 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
- Director: Melissa Peltier, Bonnie Peterson, Mark Hufnail, Jim Milio
- Cast: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook, Michael York, Edward Herrmann, Peter Coyote, Rob Lowe, Roger Mudd
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
- Release Date: 2002
The "self-evident" truths were intensely debated. In America's first years, Washington, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Burr struggled to transform their disparate visions into an enduring government.
Based on Joseph Ellis's Pulitzer PrizeŽ winning book, FOUNDING BROTHERS examines six moments when the collisions and collusions of these towering figures left an indelible imprint on the nation: the secret dinner that determined the site of the capital and America's financial future; Benjamin Franklin's call for an end to slavery; George Washington's farewell address to the nation; John Adams's term as president; Hamilton and Burr's famous and fatal duel, and the final reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson.
Drawing on the words of the founders and incisive commentary from leading scholars, FOUNDING BROTHERS is an elegant and engaging portrait of America's origins in personal conflict and compromise.