Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Airing Feb. 11, 2009 on PBS (check local listings) LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, presented and written by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., addresses many of the controversies surrounding Abraham Lincoln race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.

In the film, Gates shows how the Lincoln legend grew out of controversy, greed, love, clashing political perspectives, power struggles, and considerable disagreement over how our 16th president should be remembered. His quest to piece together Lincolns complex life takes him from Illinois to Gettysburg to Washington, D.C., and face-to-face with people who live with Lincoln every day relic hunters, re-enactors, and others for whom the study of Lincoln is a passion.

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