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THE CIVIL WAR

The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address

  • Aired: 04/03/2011
  • 05:53
  • Rating: NR
Lincoln feels he has failed the American people, his audience at Gettysburg, and the memory of the dead with his short address, yet the eloquence and grandeur of the 269 words became enshrined as a standard against which all speeches that came thereafter were measured.
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Lincoln spoke only 269 words during his address and gave history a speech for the ages.
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Production made possible by grants from General Motors Corporation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation

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