From the roots of the Revolution to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, victory on the battlefield at Yorktown and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, the story of this pivotal era in history will unfold through sweeping cinematic recreations; intimate biographical investigation; provocative political, military and economic commentary and evocative original music. Add to this mixture a new technique: innovative, 3-D computer graphics that will bring to life times and places where the revolutionary tide turned. Taken together, the entire 13-hour series will explore the breadth and depth of this essential period in American history; each individual hour will also be crafted to stand on its own as a compelling historic adventure. A single, signature event - a battle, a debate, or a personal interaction between key characters - will open each hour. The show will then expand outward from this incident as characters and themes in the opening set the stage for the entire episode, the people, the ideas and the events to follow.