Abraham Lincoln's life from his acceptance of the 1860 Republican nomination for president through his first inauguration, a time which found Lincoln navigating stormy seas both politically and personally.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writer:

Loring Mandel

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Hal Holbrook ... Abraham Lincoln
Sada Thompson ... Mary Todd Lincoln
Beulah Bondi ... Sara Bush
Richard Dysart ... Judge David Davis
John Randolph ... Simon Cameron
Whit Bissell ... William Seward
Michael Cristofer ... John Nicolay (as Michael Ivan Cristofer)
James Carroll Jordan James Carroll Jordan ... Robert Lincoln
Lee Bergere ... Billy Herndon
Robert Casper Robert Casper ... Leonard Swett
Wally Engelhardt Wally Engelhardt ... Ward Hill Lamon
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Norman B. Judd (as Doug Henderson)
John Levin John Levin ... Tad Lincoln
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ... Willie Lincoln
Bill Quinn ... Illinois Rep. George Ashmun
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Storyline

Lincoln is elected to the presidency. Before he leaves for Washington, he pays a visit to his childhood home to say goodbye to his mother and visits the grave of his father, with whom he had a deeply negative relationship. in Washington, he struggles to create his cabinet.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1976 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Abraham Lincoln: Well, if the South is slow about making a war, the newspapers will get it started for 'em.
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