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Brian Lehrer and Friends Read the Gettysburg Address

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Inspired by Ken Burns' call to action, we made our own video of the Gettysburg Address as read by Brian Lehrer, Brooke Gladstone of On The Media, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, and other producers from WNYC. 

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The Unfinished Work of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in our nation's history. But looking back on the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we must ask if the nation is living up to the ideals set forth by Abraham Lincoln. Are we a union? Or just as troubled and divided as a nation at war? Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University, historian and author of "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War," explains what unfinished work remains 150 years after the Gettysburg Address.

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Dozens Dead at Iranian Embassy in Beirut | Selfie Named Word of the Year | The Unfinished Work of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sen. Angus King Urges Capitol Hill to Come Together | Bombs Leave Dozens Dead at Iranian Embassy in Beirut | Selfie Named Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries | Midwest Storms Leave Behind Path of Destruction | The Future of Pharmacies & Lethal Injections in Missouri | Learning About Life from"Time ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

WNYC (and You!) Read the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

inspired by Ken Burns' call to action to get everyday Americans to read the Gettysburg Address, we made something of our own, with Brian Lehrer, Brooke Gladstone of On The Media, Studio 360's Kurt Andersen, and other producers from WNYC.

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The Battle of Gettysburg, 150 Years Later

Monday, July 01, 2013

When Union and Confederate soldiers clashed at the Battle of Gettysburg, 150 years ago today, The Saturday Evening Post sent reporters to cover the fighting. Today, the Post is one of the few remaining publications that covered the Civil War, as the magazine began printing in 1821. Jeff Nilsson, director of archives for The Saturday Evening Post, remembers the battle and its legacy.

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Opinion: On Gettysburg Anniversary, Have We Progressed Since Lincoln?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Now, it is for us to ask, with all that we have achieved, have we yet reached the larger objective Lincoln envisioned for us, as a functional democracy in the 21st century

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Studio 360

Oh Lincoln, My Lincoln

Friday, November 19, 2010

Daniel Day-Lewis, you're great and all — but we would've cast someone else as Lincoln in the upcoming biopic.

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American Icons: The Lincoln Memorial

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kurt Andersen explores how the Lincoln Memorial became America's soapbox, and how our yearning to connect with Lincoln speaks to the better angels of our nature.

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WNYC News

"I Heard Lincoln That Day"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dedication of the Civil War cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863. National Archives

Dedication of the Civil War cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1863

Here’s a treat from the WNYC Archives, on this the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. ...

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