George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation

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George Washington II:
The Forging of a Nation
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Written byJames Thomas Flexner (book)
Richard Fielder
Directed byWilliam A. Graham
StarringBarry Bostwick
Patty Duke Astin
Theme music composerBruce Broughton
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes2
Executive producer(s)David Gerber
Producer(s)Richard Fielder
Robert Hargrove (supervising producer)
Production location(s)Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia
Mount Vernon Estate - 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon, Virginia
CinematographyJames Crabe
Editor(s)Ronald J. Fagan
William B. Stich
Running time190 minutes[1]
Production company(s)David Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 21 –
22, 1986
Preceded byGeorge Washington (1984)

George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation is a 1986 television film, and was the sequel to the 1984 miniseries George Washington. The film chronicles the life of George Washington, the first President of the United States. George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation is based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

It aired on September 21-22, 1986.[2] The two-part sequel received low television ratings, among the worst ratings received by a miniseries to that time.[3][4]



  1. ^ "George Washington: The Forging of a Nation (1986)". The New York Times. Retrieved December 27, 2014.[dead link]
  2. ^ MacMinn, Aleene (6 September 1986). Presidential Bostwick, By George, Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ (25 September 1986). George Washington lowest rating miniseries of all time, Evening News (Associated Press)
  4. ^ O'Connor, John J. (21 September 1986). TV VIEW; A FAITHFUL, IF UNLIVELY, PORTRAIT OF WASHINGTON, The New York Times

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