Production Credits

FIRST FREEDOM is dedicated to the memory of Larry H. Miller

Executive Producers For WETA

Dalton Delan & Jim Corbley
Produced & Directed byLee Groberg
Director of Photography & EditorMark Goodman
Production ManagerRussell Richins
Music bySam Cardon
Sound DesignPalmer Pattison
ColoristRuss Larson
GafferRhet Femsten
Assistant Camera

James Jordan

Wardrobe

Becky Swasey & Shari Ohman

Hair/MakeupGreg Moon & Lindey Crow
CastingCamille Kondratieff
PhotographerMark Mabry
Image AcquisitionsKimball Ungeman, Chris Navarro, & Ron Fox
Map GraphicsAdam Hill
Production AssistantJacque Craig
Cast 
George WashingtonDean Melissa
Thomas Jefferson (younger)Steven Edenbo
Thomas Jefferson (older)Bill Barker
John Adams (younger)Peyton Dixon
John Adams (older)Sam Goodyear
James MadisonBill Gechman
James Madison (voice)John Douglas Hall
Benjamin FranklinDean Bennett
Patrick HenryRichard Schumann
Reverend Jacob DucheNeil Hartley
Samuel AdamsJohn Lopes
Abigail AdamsLinda Goetz
John RutledgeWilliam James
Edward RutledgeDavid Feldman
Roger ShermanChristian Johnson
John DickinsonDennis Kane
James WilsonKristian Russell
John JayJayson Sutton
John WinthropJohn C. Kemp
Anne HutchinsonJeanie Roper
Reverend BrewsterRay Byrne
Martha WashingtonMary Wiseman
CorporalPaul Loane
Benedict ArnoldDavid Moorehead
John AndreRichard Staron
Edmund PendletonAlan Hall
John HancockStan Swim
Benjamin RushEric Fransen
John WitherspoonRandall Robinson
Alexander HamiltonIan Rose
Charles PinckneyPaul Lima
George WhitefeldPatrick Russell
Additional Crew 
SoundRoger Davis, Chris Simmons, Andy Turrett, Jeremy Neish, Scott Porter, & Ashley Zahorian
Music SupervisorTed Hinckley
Music MixMike Green
GaffersCarl Gundestrup & Chris Simmons
Art AssistantsCarol Swan & Antonio Grimaldi
GripsTyler Meiners, John McAndrews, Stephen Breslin, Bill Arbuckle, Mike Cook, & Roger Larsen
Production AssistantsTyler Schwab, Daniel Groberg, & Don Hoffman
Narration Sound TempDon Spainhower
Narration SoundJim Funk
Post Production FacilitiesColormill
 Palmer Sound
 The Audio Deparment
 Philadelphia Post
 Groberg Films
On Line SupervisorMicah Young
VFX ArtistBen Burrell
Extras CoordinatorRenee Swasey
Narrated byBrian Stokes Mitchell
On Camera ScholarsRichard Bushman
 Jon Butler
 Patricia Bonomi
 Doug Brinkley
 Forrest Church
 Julie Fenster
 John Hope Franklin
 Robert George
 Nathan Hatch
 Matthew Holland
 David L. Holmes
 Jim Hutson
 Daniel Mariaschin
 Cookie Roberts
 Gordon Wood
Contributing ScholarsCharles Allen
 Craig Manscill
 Bob Millet
 Jack Rakove
 John Welch
Images Courtesy ofBoston Public Library
 Bridgeman Art Library, International
 Library of Congress
 The Library of Virginia
 Plimoth Plantation
 The National Archives
We aratefully acknowledge the following locationsCarpenters’ Hall, Philadelphia, PA
 Christ Church, Alexandria, VA
 The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, VA
 St. John’s Episcopal Church; (Church of the Presidents); Washington, DC
 National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
 Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
 Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA
 Jefferson’s Monticello, VA
 Mt. Vernon, VA – Jim Reese
 Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
 

Mayflower II, Plymouth, MA

 Quincy Homestead, Quincy, MA
 Valley Forge National Historic site, Valley Forge, PA         
 Minuteman National Historic Park, Concord, MA
 

Hartwell Tavern, The Wayside, North Bridge, Meriam House, Battle road, MA     

 Touro Synagogue, Newport, RI
 Old Sturbridge Village, MA.
 

James Madison’s Montpelier, VA

 Granary Burial Ground, Boston, MA
 Paul Revere Grave, Boston, MA
 Old South Church, Boston, MA
 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
 Boston Massacre Site, Boston, MA
 Copps Hill Graveyard , Boston, MA
 Old North Church, Boston, MA
 Ben Franklin Burial Site, Philadelphia, PA
 Quaker Church, Philadelphia, PA
 Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
 Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA
 City Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
 First Bank of 1791, Philadelphia, PA
 Gunston Hall, George Mason Plantation;   Lorton, VA
 John Dickinson Plantation; Dover, DE
 The Supreme Court, Washington, DC
 The Society of the Cincinnati, Washington, DC
 Tuckahoe Plantation;  Richmond, VA
 John Jay Homestead; Katonah, NY
 Library of Congress, Washington,  DC
 All Souls Church, New York City, NY
 

Har Shalom Synagogue; Park City, UT

 Hare Krishna Temple; Spanish Fork, UT
 Utah Islamic Center; Sandy, Utah
 Salt Lake Buddhist Temple; UT
 Trappist Monastery; Huntsville, UT
 St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, NY
 Home of Ron and Kaye Gunnell
The Campuses ofDuke University, Brown University, College of William and Mary, Brigham Young University, Yale University, Wake Forest University, Princeton University, & Weber State University
For WETA 
Project ExecutiveKaren Kenton
Station RelationsKaren Fritz, Suzanne Masri, & Khan Phan
Education and Interactive MediaAnne Harrington, Kathryn Wilson, & Joseph P. Frye
CommunicationsMary Stewart & Kate Kelly
Graphic DesignCynthia Aldridge & Michele Wells
Production ControllerHelen Yi
VP for Foundation and Development

Craig Impink

Photos used on the website:                                                               Mark Goodman for Groberg Films, Inc.

Extra Special Thanks and Appreciation

Jeanine Groberg

This program was produced by

GROBERG FILMS

In association with WETA Washington, D.C.

Which are solely responsible for its content

Copyright 2012:  WETA, Washington, DC and GROBERG FILMS, Bountiful, UT   all rights reserved

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