Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
First Aired: February 19, 2001
Part 1 of “Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided,” documentarian David Grubin's three-part portrait of the couple's fateful and tempestuous marriage. They were an unlikely pair: he was 6' 4''; she 5'. Moreover, notes historian Douglas Wilson, “she was a gentle lady and he was one step up from a rube.” “But they had politics in common,” says historian Linda Levitt Turner, “and that got them over many a rough spot.” David McCullough narrates. Voice of Lincoln: David Morse. Voice of Mary Lincoln: Holly Hunter.
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- Premiered: October 4, 1988
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)