Life & Times of Benjamin Franklin

Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution… read more

Three of the most prominent recent biographers of Benjamin Franklin participated in a discussion at the National Constitution Center. Jim Lehrer, who wrote The Franklin Affair: A Novel, published by Random House, moderated the panel. Following the discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Richard Beeman, a member of the National Constitution Center Board of Trustees, introduced the program.

The participants were: Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, published by Simon and Schuster; Gordon Wood, author of The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, published by The Penguin Press; Stacy Schiff, author of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America , published by Henry Holt and Co. 

The program was presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibit “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World,” organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the oldest Founding Father, born January 17, 1706. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 14, 2006
Last Aired:
Apr 18, 2011

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  • Jan 14, 2006 | 9:12pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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