Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency

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To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in 2009, a new documentary immerses viewers in a critical, but often overlooked, time in the stateman's life. LINCOLN: PRELUDE TO THE PRESIDENCY pieces together a critical 23-year period (1837-1860) through interviews with noted historians, researchers and experts, and re-enactments filmed at historic sites in central Illinois. Prominent scholars Doris Kearns Goodwin and Orville Vernon Burton (The Age of Lincoln) describe how Lincoln's formative experiences as a young lawyer on Illinois' Eighth Judicial Circuit informed his views on the issues he would eventually face as president, including several cases involving slavery.

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2/9/2009
10:30 p.m.
2/10/2009
6 a.m.
2/10/2009
noon
2/10/2009
5:30 p.m.
2/10/2009
10 p.m.
2/12/2009
9 a.m.
2/15/2009
3 a.m.
2/15/2009
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2/19/2009
8 p.m.
2/20/2009
5 a.m.
2/22/2009
4 p.m.
2/26/2009
2 p.m.
7/7/2009
6 a.m.
7/7/2009
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7/7/2009
5 p.m.
7/7/2009
10 p.m.
7/9/2009
3 a.m.
7/9/2009
9 a.m.
2/15/2010
10:30 p.m.
2/17/2010
3 a.m.
1/11/2011
6:30 a.m.
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5:30 p.m.
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1/13/2011
3 a.m.
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9 a.m.
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