"What Sort Of A Day Was it? A Day Like All Days, Filled With Those Events That Alter And Illuminate Our Time... And You Were There."
You Are There, the multiple Emmy AwardÂ® winning weekly live CBS TV series, remains a daring innovation with its faithful and dramatic reconstructions of significant historical narratives - utilizing actual primary sources and historical quotations, and employing real CBS News reporters as if some of the most significant moments in history were live television events. Some of the country's greatest writers, producers, directors and actors worked on this series.
Educational, insightful and entertaining, the whole family will enjoy these famous re-enactments of history's most dramatic moments! Walter Cronkite takes you 'there' to witness the action, the debates, the differing points of view posited by powerful historical figures at these pivotal moments of epic decision-making and action-taking.
The Boston Massacre
March 5th, 1770. Tensions are mounting on King Street at the Custom House. New taxes have been imposed by British Parliament on the colonies. Governor Hutchinson (Addison Richards), John Adams (Whit Bissell) and Sam Adams (Robert Burton) discuss their rationale for rioting. Ultimately the rioting escalates leaving many people dead, including Crispus Attucks (Roy Glenn).
The Boston Tea Party
December 16th, 1773. Three ships loaded with tea are docked at Griffin's Wharf in Boston, including one owned by merchant Francis Rotch (Michael Emmet). Rotch debates with John Hancock (Russ Conway) and Sam Adams (Herbert Rudley): Should he risk losing his ship by leaving port with the tea onboard in violation of British tax law or risk betraying his country and his countrymen by unloading the tea.