Liberty's Kids

One Life to Lose

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 9/23/02
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  • Episode Description
  • After a conference fails to bring the two sides any closer to peace, American spy Nathan Hale is caught and hanged by the British. Having met Hale earlier, James and Sarah are determined that everyone hear his inspiring last words.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Billy Crystal

    John Adams

  • Whoopi Goldberg

    Deborah Samson

  • Charles Shaughnessy

    King Gerorge III

  • Walter Cronkite

    Dr. Benjamin Franklin

  • Aaron Carter

    Joseph Plumb Martin

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Nathan Hale: My only regret is that I have but one life to lose for my country.

    • Henri: He's a spy... you're a spy. I MUST EMBRACE YOU!

    • Sailor: And why should I let him [James] go? Henri: Because they are to be married!

    Trivia (1)

    • Nathan Hale is considered America's first spy.

    Allusions (1)

    • HISTORICAL CONTENT: A failed peace conference between the British Admiral Howe and John Adams and Ben Franklin convinces the American leaders that the British have no interest in making peace. While the meetings are ongoing, a new spy is sent out to get inside information for the colonists. However, Nathan Hale is caught spying and hanged prior to which he utters his famous words “I regret that I have but one life to give to my country.”

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