Thomas Jefferson (film)

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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Ken Burns
Produced by Ken Burns
Camilla Rockwell
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
Narrated by Ossie Davis
Cinematography Ken Burns
Peter B. Hutton
Allen Moore
Buddy Squires
Edited by Paul Barnes
Kevin Kertscher
Florentine Films
Distributed by Public Broadcasting Service
Release dates 1997 (United States)
Running time 180 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Thomas Jefferson is a 1997 American documentary film directed and produced by Ken Burns. It covers the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd President of the United States.

In this film Jefferson is seen as a true renaissance man. Not only was he a dedicated public servant, but was also a writer, an inventor, and a noted architect. Burns captures both the public and private person.

Actors and historians[edit]

Many noted actors read lines of various historical figures and a series of American university professors of history gave background information. They included:

As themselves: Daniel Boorstin, Andrew Burstein, Joseph Ellis, Clay S. Jenkinson, Gore Vidal, George Will, and Garry Wills.


The film was funded by the following:

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