I've nearly finished the run of the HBO mini-series "John Adams." Paul Giamatti really came out with flying colors in his depiction of the second American president, as did Laura Linney, who played Adams' better half Abigail. Clay Jenkinson, who portrays Thomas Jefferson on public radio, gave it a thumbs up as well. As a Humanities scholar and expert on Thomas Jefferson and early American history, his recommendation is worth scores more than my own. Watch it for yourself if you have a passion for history.