Looking for Lincoln
Part One (#101)
February 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. This series, endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, features historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Henry Louis Gates Jr. in an exploration of how Abraham Lincoln the man was transformed into Abraham Lincoln the legend. The documentary tells Lincoln's story as it was shaped by our nation in the years immediately following his death. [56 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: In LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. travels across America, coming face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day --relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion. Among those weighing in: Pulitzer Prize winners Doris Kearns Goodwin and Tony Kushner; presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; and Lincoln scholars including Harold Holzer, vice chair of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission; Harvard University's president Drew Faust and history professor David Hebert Donald; Yale University history professor David Blight; and Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College.
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