Benjamin Franklin: Join or Die

Friday, July 12 at 8 p.m.

Explore the fascinating life of one of our nation’s revolutionary founding fathers with this two-part documentary series from Ken Burns. Benjamin Franklin lived a compelling and unique life that helped knit together America as we know it, and “Benjamin Franklin” explores the ins and outs of events in Franklin’s life that made him the iconic figure we know today. 

In part one, “Join or Die”, learn about Franklin’s childhood and early life, as he builds his printing empire and starts his scientific journey. Discover more about Franklin’s famous lightning rod and scientific experiments that would eventually earn him worldwide fame, as well as his journey into a tense political environment. Championing peace, he spends years in London trying to keep Britain and America together as his own family starts to come apart. Join Arizona PBS Friday at 8 p.m. to uncover the early events that shaped one of America’s greatest historical figures, and would eventually shape our country as we know it. 

Members can watch the film now with Arizona PBS Passport!

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