Taste of History

Ben Franklin's Genius

Season 1, Episode 12 of 13

From discovering how to harness electricity to inventing reading glasses and publishing the first daily newspaper in America, Ben Franklin's genius was a spark that helped to launch a country. We visit the American Philosophical Society, which Franklin founded, to learn more about this most amazing man. Chef Staib prepares Braised Oxtail, and he toasts Franklin with his authentic Spruce Beer.

Previously Aired

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Time
Channel
4/22/2010
12:30 p.m.
12/31/2011
5 p.m.
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