Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4, 1826, exactly 50 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress,
On July 4, 1997, Charles Kuralt died. A journalist for CBS, he had a passion for America and American history. During the Bicentennial in 1976, he prepared a segment for The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite that remains the best "news report" of what happened in Philadelphia 200 years earlier:
Another wonderful interpretation of the tensions before the vote is the song Is Anybody There? from the award-winning musical 1776:
The movie airs today at 2:30 pm on Turner Classic Movies. If you think history is dry and uninteresting, make certain you watch this film.