Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address

In Mr. Lincoln’s famous address, which many credit with earning him the presidency, Mr. Lincoln argued against the spread… read more

In Mr. Lincoln’s famous address, which many credit with earning him the presidency, Mr. Lincoln argued against the spread of slavery to the Western states. The speech is the subject of a new book by Harold Holzer, Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President, published by Simon and Schuster. Prior to Waterston’s speech, Mr. Holzer described the culture that produced the speech, Lincoln’s presidential campaign, and the speech’s impact. Mr. Holzer introduced Sam Waterston’s presentation.

Actor Sam Waterston delivered Abraham Lincoln’s Cooper Union Address in the Great Hall of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where it was originally delivered on February 27, 1860. close

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Program ID:
181864-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
May 23, 2004
Last Aired:
Sep 7, 2007

Airing Details

  • May 23, 2004 | 6:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 24, 2004 | 6:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2004 | 12:05am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2004 | 10:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 2004 | 10:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2005 | 10:36am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 25, 2007 | 3:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 25, 2007 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 07, 2007 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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