PRODUCTION COMPANY: GLASS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
This six-part TV documentary series covers the remarkable life of one of America’s most influential figures, exploring Jefferson’s pivotal role in shaping American history and government. From his drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his presidency and his instrumental involvement in the Louisiana Purchase, viewers witness the profound impact of his ideas on the nation’s development. However, the documentary does not shy away from the complex contradictions in Jefferson’s life, particularly as a founding father who owned slaves, critically examining this aspect and its enduring consequences on race in America. Through insightful interviews with renowned authors and historians, archival artworks and papers, and stunning visual storytelling, the series offers a comprehensive exploration of Jefferson’s legacy, providing viewers with a thought-provoking and nuanced understanding of a complex historical figure. Featured interviews include: Annette Gordon-Reed, John Meacham, Frank Cogliano, John Avlon, Susan Kern, Vincent Cunningham, Niya Bates, Paul Finkelman, and Johann Neem.