In celebration of the Lincoln bicentennial, this entry in the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series looks back at the life and political career of one of the nation's best--and most discussed--presidents. The feature-length documentary examines every area of Lincoln's legacy and attempts to separate the facts from the myths regarding the president's stance on religion, race, sexuality, and equality.
Description by PBS Video:
A highlight of the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is this unprecedented two-hour documentary on the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of our best - and most enigmatic - presidents. It addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race, equality, religion, politics, and depression by carefully interpreting evidence from those who knew him and those who study him today.