While waiting for HBO's John Adams to come out on DVD, I was reminded by David Mayer of the 1976 miniseries The Adams Chronicles, based on the brilliant multi-generational biography, The Adams Family by James Truslow Adams (no relation). It's available on DVD, and it's really good. It's a PBS production, and thirty years old, so it has its shortcomings--particularly an annoying (but only occasional) narration. But George Grizzard is a fantastic Adams, conveying the man's frailties without coming off as a neurotic buffoon. I recommend it--and I recommend the book even more; it is elegant and fair--far moreso than the sometimes hasty and deeply biased David McCullough book. Incidentally, Clay Jenkinson's Thomas Jefferson Hour has been doing a series of episodes on Jefferson's relationship with Adams.