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The Gettysburg Address ()


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The complete story of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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Status: post production
Status Updated: 07 Feb 2017

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Ward Hill Lamon (voice)
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Leonard Swett (voice)
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John P. Jones (voice)
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John G. Nicolay (voice)
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Andrew Curtin (voice)
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Charles Sumner (voice)
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Abraham Lincoln (voice)
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Reader
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (voice)
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Frederick Douglass (voice)
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Theodore Parker (voice)
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John C. Calhoun (voice)
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William Saunders (voice)
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Elizabeth Crawford (voice)
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Noah Brooks (voice)
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Emily Souder (voice)
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Edward Everett (voice)
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William Herndon (voice)
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Daniel Skelly (voice)
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Daniel Webster (voice)
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Albertus McCreery (voice)
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Jeff Shaara ...
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Himself (as Gov. Chris Christie)
Eric Foner ...
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Dick Durbin ...
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Gabor Boritt ...
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Harold Holzer ...
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Allen Guelzo ...
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Drew Gilpin Faust ...
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Jeanne Shaheen ...
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James M. McPherson ...
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Jean Baker ...
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Craig Symonds ...
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Margaret Washington ...
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William F. Fowler ...
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John Stauffer ...
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Eric Marcus ...
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James Oakes ...
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Brenda Wineapple ...
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Clay Risen ...
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David W. Blight ...
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Jared Peatman ...
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Martin P. Johnson ...
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Thomas A. Desjardin ...
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Kelly Ayotte ...
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François Delattre ...
Himself (as Ambassador François Delattre)

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Sean Conant

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Sean Conant ... ()

Produced by

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Jim Conant ... producer
Sean Conant ... producer

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Luke Richards

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Sean Conant

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Sheldon Bruck ... makeup artist
Erin McNeill ... makeup artist

Sound Department

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Gary Zacuto ... sound engineer

Music Department

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Bob Baccus ... musician
David Centers ... musician
Terry Cornett ... musician
David Davenport ... musician
Terry Devine-King ... composer: additional music
Dennis Edlebrock ... musician
Norman Epley ... musician
Tim Haertel ... engineer
David Jaffe ... assistant engineer
Don Johnson III ... musician
Don Johnson ... artistic musical director (President Lincoln's Own Band)
Mike Jone ... musician
Reese Land ... musician
Paul Mottram ... composer: additional music
Michael Tunnell ... musician
Joseph Van Fleet ... musician

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Plot Summary

In the midst of the Civil War, President Lincoln went to Gettysburg, the place of America's greatest suffering, to offer his "few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. In two hundred seventy-two words, he redefined the meaning of the war, explained to a wounded nation why the bloodletting must continue, what was worth fighting and dying for. This show investigates the five extant copies of Lincoln's famous speech, separating fact from fiction along the way. Lincoln's greater journey to Gettysburg is chronicled, from his early anti-slavery sentiments as a poor farmer's son, to his rousing orations as one of America's greatest leaders. In a spirit not dissimilar to Lincoln's transcending proposition of rebirth at Gettysburg, the film investigates for the first time the speech's many cultural and historical significances, both then and now. Featuring interviews with the country's leading historians, politicians, Civil Rights leaders, Women's Rights proponents, Ivy League scholars, celebrities, and everyday Americans, this show deconstructs mythology in substantiating the speech's classification as a true American treasure. Written by Rising Picture Company

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  • The Gettysburg Address (United States)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Cary Elwes and Matthew Broderick starred in Glory (1989). It's the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer infantry regiment that was one of the first black regiments formed during the Civil War. See more »
Movie Connections References Ruggles of Red Gap (1935). See more »

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