President Lincoln's Humor

Richard Carwardine talked about the humor of President Abraham Lincoln. Topics included the political satire of the Civil War… read more

Richard Carwardine talked about the humor of President Abraham Lincoln. Topics included the political satire of the Civil War era. Then he responded to questions from members of the audience. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Williams moderated.

The program opened with James Getty portraying President Abraham Lincoln reading a letter to his friend James Conkling.

“Just Laughter: The Moral Springs of Lincoln’s Humor” was the dinner address Tuesday evening, November 17, 2009, at the 14th annual Lincoln Forum, “The Lincoln Bicentennial: Part II,” held at the Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
290904-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 17, 2010
Last Aired:
Jan 18, 2010

Airing Details

  • Jan 17, 2010 | 12:46pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 17, 2010 | 7:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2010 | 1:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 18, 2010 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
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