We've watched over the past few nights the restored DVD version of 1776
. I highly recommend it, because if you've never seen it, you've never seen the whole thing.
Network TV showings inevitably bowdlerize a couple of spots, but in fact many large cuts were made to the film shortly before its original release. Most of those bits cut were some additions made to the play to make it work better on film, but one major scene was cut at the request of
Richard Milhous Nixon
Amazingly, they were able to find all of the excised footage, and the new DVD print looks very good.