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SECRETS OF THE DEAD | Ben Franklin’s Bones, Preview | PBS

Watch the full-length episode at (US Only) Ben Franklin’s Bones premieres on Wednesday, January 28th at 10 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings) For more visit Could Benjamin Franklin have been responsible in some way for the bones in the basement? In November 1997, when the skeletal remains of at least 28 bodies were unearthed in the basement of an elegant townhouse, police feared it was the work of a serial killer. But when research indicated the bones actually dated to the mid-1700s, the implications became even more dramatic. This was no ordinary house: 36 Craven Street was the former residence of Benjamin Franklin.