Looking for Lincoln

2009, TV Show

Henry Louis Gates Jr. separates facts from myths surrounding Abraham Lincoln in this look at the life and legacy of America's 16th president. Included: comments from Lincoln scholars and critics, including Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Team of Rivals"), playwright Tony Kushner, former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and Harvard president Drew Faust, plus writer Lerone Bennett ("Forced Into Glory"), who challenges popular assumptions about Lincoln's racial beliefs.

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Premiered: February 11, 2009
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Henry Louis Gates Jr. separates facts from myths surrounding Abraham Lincoln in this look at the life and legacy of America's 16th president. Included: comments from Lincoln scholars and critics, including Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Team of Rivals"), playwright Tony Kushner, former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and Harvard president Drew Faust, plus writer Lerone Bennett ("Forced Into Glory"), who challenges popular assumptions about Lincoln's racial beliefs.

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