WSKG’s Sam Goodyear Stars as John Adams in ‘Inventing America: Making a Nation’

Inventing America: Making a Nation brings our Founding Fathers back to life in a TV talk show filmed before a live audience. This program features three delegates to the Second Continental Congress—Thomas Jefferson (Bill Barker), Benjamin Franklin (John Hamant) and John Adams (Sam Goodyear)—discussing the lead-up to the Declaration of Independence. A fourth delegate, John Dickinson (Rodney TeSlaa), who refused to sign the document, reveals the conflict behind this historic event. Created by Milton Nieuwsma and filmed by Philip A. Lane, two-time Emmy Award-winners from previous collaborations, the show is a co-production of WGVU Public Media and Hope College in Holland, Michigan. The host and moderator is Marc Baer, professor of history at Hope.