Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin’s Theory of Colds

Clip | 3m 3s  | Video has closed captioning.

Traveling together on Congressional business, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams stopped for the night at a wayside inn that only had one bed available. They decided to share the room and argued about whether or not to close the window until Adams fell asleep. This humorous scene contains bonus material from BENJAMIN FRANKLIN not in the final film.

Aired: 04/04/22

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Corporate funding for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN was provided by Bank of America. Major funding was provided by David M. Rubenstein. Major funding was also provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the …

Conversations on Franklin

Virtual Event Series

Conversations on Franklin

Join hour-long discussions with Ken Burns and special guests, featuring clips from the two-part series.

Learn More