Rhode Island PBS Weekly

Ben's Books

Clip: Season 3 Episode 46 | 5m 18s | Video has closed captioning.

There are dozens of U.S. towns named for famous patriot, diplomat, writer, scientist, and inventor, Benjamin Franklin - but the first was a local community that has a lasting legacy from the great American statesman. Learn about the unexpected gift Franklin bestowed upon the townspeople that helped inspire an educator to launch the country’s public school system.

Aired: 11/20/22

Rating: NR

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