Sunday, March 16, 2008

American History: Yours, Mine, and Ours

John Adams Meets HBO
Actor/producer Tom Hanks continues his endeavors to breathe life into our interest in American history with his TV mini-series adaptation of David McCullough's Pultizer Prize-winning biography of John Adams.

The seven-part mini-series premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on HBO. Paul Giamatti stars as Adams and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail. David Morse portrays George Washington. Watch the YouTube video "John Adams: A Closer Look (HBO)" which includes interview comments from David McCullough.

If you are an HBO subscriber, enjoy -- but don't resist the chance to read McCullough's extraordinary book (available at our library) about a brilliant politician who helped shape our country.