Looking for Lincoln

Overview

This documentary takes an in-depth look at legendary president Abraham Lincoln, examining the story behind his historic presidency, with controversial issues of race, religion, and civil rights surrounding him from the moment he entered public life. Sometimes prone to depression, Lincoln ascended to the most powerful position in America through many complex avenues involving both egalitarianism and ambition, revealing that the man's mythic image in historic memory has often been...
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Overview

This documentary takes an in-depth look at legendary president Abraham Lincoln, examining the story behind his historic presidency, with controversial issues of race, religion, and civil rights surrounding him from the moment he entered public life. Sometimes prone to depression, Lincoln ascended to the most powerful position in America through many complex avenues involving both egalitarianism and ambition, revealing that the man's mythic image in historic memory has often been left incomplete.
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Special Features

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • UPC: 841887010351
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,437

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Participant
Doris Kearns Goodwin Participant
Technical Credits
John Maggio Director, Producer
Muriel Soenens Director, Producer
R.A. Fedde Editor
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Executive Producer, Screenwriter
William R. Grant Executive Producer
Peter W. Kunhardt Executive Producer
Dyllan McGee Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Looking for Lincoln
1. Introduction [2:34]
2. The Legend and the Real Man [11:33]
3. A Young Lawyer with a Gloomy Temperament [9:47]
4. A White Supremacist? [15:54]
5. The National Stage [12:23]
6. Lincoln's Legacy [7:11]
7. The Civil War [9:18]
8. A Controversial President [9:31]
9. Emancipation [11:10]
10. Four Score and Seven Years Ago [8:40]
11. Lincoln's Assassination [9:49]
12. Credits [1:31]
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Disc #1 -- Looking for Lincoln
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