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Daniel Day-Lewis and the battle of portraying Lincoln

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Daniel Day-Lewis in the film, "Lincoln."

Everyone in this country has carried his face in their pockets — on the penny and the five-dollar bill — but Lincoln served so long ago, we don't know what he really was like.

Just how difficult is it to get Lincoln right on film? How close does Daniel Day-Lewis get in this latest addition to the portrayals of Lincoln?

Read more at the Patt Morrison blog

Guests

 

Harold Holzer, content consultant on "Lincoln," and author of ‘’Emancipating Lincoln”

Ronald C. White Jr., Lincoln biographer, author of  "Lincoln’s Greatest Speech’’ 


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