Actor Sam Waterston and Historian Harold Holzer in Special Performance Edition of
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL on PBS
Friday, April 10th at 9 p.m. (Check local listings)
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Assassinated on Good Friday as the Civil War was coming to a close, Abraham Lincoln was transformed from man to martyr and myth. A special performance edition of Bill Moyers Journal on April 10th, celebrates Lincoln's profound legacy in his bicentennial year. Acclaimed actor Sam Waterston and historian Harold Holzer share poetry and prose by great American writers as different as Frederick Douglas, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsburg, Langston Hughes and Herman Melville. Responding to the arc of ideas, language and history in this performance piece, Moyers says, "Lincoln changes as we hear these words, and so does the country."