PBS airs Hamilton’s America documentary to explain the history behind the hit.
PBS released its long-awaited documentary “Hamilton’s America” on Friday, October 21st for free on PBS stations, the PBS app, and various streaming services. Watch the full documentary film above (we pulled a nice quality full length Youtube video and you can’t blame us if the Youtube link gets taken down).
PBS’s description on the documentary is as follows: “Hamilton’s America, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize – explodes onto THIRTEEN’s Great Performances, as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.”
The documentary tells us the information we’ve all been waiting for: that this musical has totally changed the standards of musical theatre. (It’s not like this is all we’ve been hearing about for the last 1-2 years.)
There are definitely some great moments of learning in here for any fan of the musical or any fan of history. (Or maybe both!) Did you know that Lin started writing Hamilton back when In The Heights was on Broadway and he was still performing eight times a week? Or that he performed the opening number for the Obama’s White House at the beginning of his term (in 2008/2009)?
Enjoy the film! And remember… Not our fault if this gets taken down, but you can contact us and we will try to find another version.
UPDATE 10/30/16 – As expected, Youtube removed the full video feed we linked to in the original post. However, you can watch the whole documentary on PBS.com at least through 11/18/16 here: http://www.pbs.org/video/2365870668/