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    Gettysburg Address Anniversary

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    Noting the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s delivering the Gettysburg Address on November 19 1863 with a reading by actor Sam Waterston and talk by historian and author Martin…

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    President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-Enactment

    A re-enactment was held to mark the 150th anniversary the previous day of Abraham Lincoln’s swearing-in as president of the United States on March 4, 1861. After the opening remarks, Lincoln…

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    Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear

    Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart of the “Daily Show” and Stephen Colbert of the “Colbert Report” held a rally on the National Mall on the weekend before the 2010 midterm elections. The nonpartisan…

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    Lincoln Bicentennial

    Participating by remote connection from the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site in Hodgenville, Kentucky, the guests discussed the special events marking the 200th anniversary of…

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    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 of slavery to the Western states. The speech is the subject of a new book by Harold Holzer,…

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    Bipartisan Political Campaigning

    Mr. Waterson talks about the Unity08 political movement to elect a bipartisan presidential campaign ticket and the convention process by which candidates would be considered. He was joined…

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    Lincoln Seen and Heard

    Mr. Waterston read portions of President Abraham Lincoln’s writings, poetry, and memoirs as Mr. Holzer placed the readings in perspective. Among the topics they addressed were Lincoln’s interest…

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    Lincoln Seen and Heard

    Mr. Holzer talked about and showed President Lincoln photographs from an 18-year period, while Mr. Waterston read from the president’s writings. The commission was created by Congress to plan the…

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    Abraham Lincoln Annual Dinner

    Governor James Edgar (D-IL) introduced Mr. Waterson who read passages from a number of speeches made by former President Abraham Lincoln. He combined the speeches of Lincoln and the idea of…

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    National Arts Endowment Appropriations P.M.

    The subcommittee continued to hear testimony from artists, arts executives, and state and local governments on the fiscal year 1993 appropriations for the National Endowment for the Arts.…

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