Ken Burns Was Watching “Homeland” When He Realized Mandy Patinkin Should Be His Ben Franklin

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Published on April 2, 2022

Ken Burns and Mandy Patinkin join Stephen for a two-part conversation about the flawed genius of the man who is the subject of Ken’s new PBS documentary series, “Ben Franklin.” Stick around for more from Mandy and Ken! #Colbert #KenBurns #MandyPatinkin

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17 comments

  • Alcagaur1 10 months ago

    “You have an idea in your head, and it drops down to your heart, and you say, ‘OK, we’ll do it.'” is about as clear a definition of “doing what you love” as I’ve heard.

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  • Keith Mc 10 months ago

    Ben Franklin was no Isaac Newton. Gimme a break.

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  • R W 10 months ago

    Ben Franklin invented the library??? … I think the Ancient Sumerian’s in 2600 BC, would have something to say about that! Or the Chinese, Ancient Greeks, Roman’s. For ‘F’ sake Europe and Asia had Libraries long before America existed as a country.
    Ben Franklin opened America’s first circulating library.. not the same thing!
    Also, the Lightening rod was invented by Akinfiy Nikitich Demido, a Russian industrialist, approximately 30 years before Ben Franklin. First used on a building called The Leaning Tower of Nevyansk…. look it up!
    Also, he owned slaves for 46 years before he saw the light… Will Smith just slapped a guy to defend his wife and yet he’s scum according your values.
    … Yeah, you’re right, Ben Franklin does represent America values. lol… f**ked up!

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  • starbreez 10 months ago

    why do i want to cry with this trio

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  • John Eastman 10 months ago

    Was willing to give Mandy a break …. …. but he kept tripping up and fucking it up …. ….

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  • Ricardo Sosa 10 months ago

    Woah Mandy take it easy on the cocaine man

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  • India Burke 10 months ago

    IT WILL BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY WHEN AMERICA GETS ANOTHER ” AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY MAKER” … WE’VE ONLY BEEN ALLOWED KEN BURNS THE FORMULA FOR THE BOYS
    MAYBE WE COULD INSPIRE A BROADER VIEW OF OUR HISTORY INSTEAD OF BEING BOXED UP IN ONE MAN’S HEAD

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  • Shan M. 10 months ago

    This man is knowledgeable, humble and history person who truly deserves the standing ovation 👏👏👏 NOT Smith…

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  • Eno 10 months ago

    JLO said ” BENJAMIN FRANKo stay at the banco..

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  • Jelly Whit 10 months ago

    It’s Washington, Franklin and Pence why we are still all here in America with our Democracy and our Constitution is still intact today.

    Hate that last one is true, but I am so very very grateful.

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  • EveryCrazyDay 10 months ago

    A petition to make movie about ben Franklin going to France like RDJ needs to be made

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  • Reg G 10 months ago

    I love ken burns. Such a wonderful human being and so humble. ♥️

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  • William Hunter 10 months ago

    Ben Franklin was required reading when I was in middle school.

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  • John Malcolm 10 months ago

    Iz Patinkin?

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  • Quld Quodtues 10 months ago

    There is more than enough evidence that show that Franklin was also counter-spying for the British. I recommend you look into it.

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  • Paul Dockree 10 months ago

    My name is …. You killed my “how’s your father? Prepare to Dai!”
    How many fingers did Chris Sarandon’s villain have?
    Back to Ben Johnson (RIP) Six fingered Jake.
    You are a dreamer you got something you believe in and that is a rare thing these days but there is a lot more to love than hot wiring.

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  • Karen Moldenhauer 10 months ago

    Mandi one of my favorite actor

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