The Adams Chronicles

The Adams Chronicles

Multi-Emmy Award winning PBS drama chronicling 150 years in the lives of the famed Adams family. The series ran for 13 episodes and spanned 150 years from the Revoltionary War until the early days of the 20th Century. The Adams Chronicles premiered on January 20, 1976 and was designed to coincide with the Bicentennial of the United States.

Episode Info

Final: 1x13 -- Charles Francis Adams II-Industrialist (Apr/13/1976)

Charles Francis Adams II, brother of Henry Adams, becomes a noted railroad tycoon and has to fight off several hostile takeover attempts during the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
George GrizzardGeorge Grizzard
As John Adams
Jean-Pierre StewartJean-Pierre Stewart
As Alexis de Tocqueville
Jerome DempseyJerome Dempsey
As Tappan
Katharine HoughtonKatharine Houghton
As Nabby Adams
Kathryn WalkerKathryn Walker
As Abigail Adams
Lisa LucasLisa Lucas
As Abigail Adams II
Michael OMichael O'Hare
As Richard Cranch
Pamela Payton-WrightPamela Payton-Wright
As Louisa Catherine Adams
Thomas A. StewartThomas A. Stewart
As Charles
William DanielsWilliam Daniels
As John Quincy Adams

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Executive Producer: Jac Venza
Producer: Fred Coe, Paul Bogart, James Cellan Jones, Robert Costello, Virginia Kassel
Production Designer: Ed Wittstein
Editor: Girish Bhargava
Costume Designer: Alvin Colt
Hairstylist: Joe Tubens
Story Editor: Anne Howard Bailey

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