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Benjamin Franklin: History Speaks

41 minutes 15 seconds

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Federal Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg and a man dressed as Benjamin Franklin standing in front of a stately building. Text reads, “Benjamin Franklin: History Speaks. Douglas H. Ginsburg, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit and Benjamin Franklin, Portrayed by Bill Robling.”

At Independence Hall, federal judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, sits down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss Franklin's thoughts on the Constitutional Convention and other topics. How did Franklin learn so much about science? What new inventions capture his interest? As one of the few people who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, did Franklin feel his life was in jeopardy?

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Runtime: 41 minutes 15 seconds

Man talks to us in a room with a bookcase filled with books and knick-knacks like bird figurines, a Gundam toy, and a small globe. Next to his head is a cartoon overlay of a person being electrocuted coming out of an outhouse.
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