Behind the Scenes
Elizabeth Deane, Executive Producer & WriterPeter Jones, DirectorJill Reurs, Script SupervisorSimon Russell Beale, ActorWigsCostumesResearch & Props
Research & Props
Research & Props

The production designer, prop department, and production assistants research and locate chairs, china, books, and other objects that make a scene look authentic.

''When you learn about a certain president, you're also learning about that time in history.' -- Pam Gaudiano, Production Assistant
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Historically accurate props on Adams' desk

Historically accurate props on Adams' desk

Behind the Scenes John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS