Rhode Island PBS Weekly

Ben's Books

Clip: Season 3 Episode 18 | 5m 50s  | Video has closed captioning.

There are dozens of U.S. towns named for famous patriot, diplomat, writer, scientist, and inventor, Benjamin Franklin - but the very first was a local community with a lasting legacy. Rhode Island PBS Weekly's Pamela Watts explores how an unexpected gift of books, bestowed by Franklin upon the townspeople, helped inspire an educator to launch the country's public school system.

Aired: 05/08/22

Rating: NR

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