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Honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, November 19th, will mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. This famous speech reminded Americans that the founders of our country created the nation on the principals of freedom and liberty. It also encouraged the people to honor those who died in the Civil War by committing to the preservation of America as a country where all men are created equal.

 

In honor of the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we’ll be airing Lincoln@Gettysburg on CET and ThinkTV16. This program is set in 1863, when Lincoln proved himself a master of the new frontier – not on the battlefields, but in his “high tech” command center armed with a new machine called The Telegraph.

 

The "Internet" of the 19th century, the telegraph gave Lincoln new powers to reshape leadership and wield personal control across distant battlefields. The results of Lincoln's pioneering experiment in electronic leadership led to the rebirth of America on the fields of Gettysburg – both in the battle that turned the tide of the Civil War, and in a few words that recast the American ideal as a national creed: the Gettysburg Address.

 

ThinkTV and CET have also challenged our communities to memorize The Gettysburg Address. Get details here: http://www.cetconnect.org/education/gettysburg-address-challenge.

 

And here's a preview of Linconln@Gettysburg

Posted on: 11/15/2013 • Programs

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