Watch Preview of PBS Documentary, Hamilton's America

September 22, 2016

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Hamilton's America, the documentary film that brings history to life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway phenomenon Hamilton, debuts on THIRTEEN's Great Performances October 21 at 9 PM ET on PBS as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival...

Viewers will witness Miranda at the White House in 2009 performing an early version of what would become "Alexander Hamilton" as well as an inside view of Miranda as he composes songs in Aaron Burr's Manhattan bedroom. Viewers will also travel to Virginia with Christopher Jackson—who was Tony-nominated for his portrayal of George Washington in the musical—as he reveals his personal struggle preparing for the role, while grappling with our Founders' legacy of slavery. Back in New York, Miranda, who originated the role of Hamilton in the musical, and Leslie Odom, Jr., who won a Tony for his portrayal of Aaron Burr, visit the Museum of American Finance to get a deeper understanding of the historical figures they are depicting on stage.

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