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I just received the copy of the DVD from the library and watched the entire series in 2/3 days. The DVD also had a "making of..." side story which I thought added quite a bit to the details that they went to in order to be as authentic as possible i.e. the tar and feathering episode. I knew vary little about Adams and his family. I now feel that I know quite a bit.

In the "making of..." section McCullough noted that the correspondence between John and Abigail is on microfilm that would stretch 5 miles!

I thought that it was possibly the best thing that I have seen on a "made for TV" production.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:09 PM   #22
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I just received the copy of the DVD from the library and watched the entire series in 2/3 days. The DVD also had a "making of..." side story which I thought added quite a bit to the details that they went to in order to be as authentic as possible i.e. the tar and feathering episode. I knew vary little about Adams and his family. I now feel that I know quite a bit.

In the "making of..." section McCullough noted that the correspondence between John and Abigail is on microfilm that would stretch 5 miles!

I thought that it was possibly the best thing that I have seen on a "made for TV" production.
I only watched a little of the making of John Adams, missed that factoid 5 miles wow.

Ok you posters with a mere 15,000 posts you've got your work cut out of for. It is is amazing that John had time to help found the country and be president and Abigail raise a family. They didn't even have spell check back in those days!!
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