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Tony Kushner, "Lincoln: The Screenplay" & Harold Holzer, "Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America - A Companion Book for Young Readers to the Steven Spielberg Film"

Harold Holzer; Tony Kushner

About the Program

Tony Kushner, author of the screenplay for the motion picture, Lincoln and Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, author of a companion book to the film for young readers discuss the research and decisions made in the creation of the film script.  Mr. Kushner and Mr. Holzer are joined in conversation by Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago.

About the Authors

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner is a screenwriter and playwright whose plays include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angels in America


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Harold Holzer

Harold Holzer is the author of numerous books on the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln, including Lincoln at Cooper Union that was the recipient of the 2005 Lincoln Prize. Mr. Holzer is the chairman of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal in 2008.  For more information, visit haroldholzer.com. 


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Program Information

Tony Kushner, "Lincoln: The Screenplay" & Harold Holzer, "Lincoln: How Abraham Lincoln Ended Slavery in America - A Companion Book for Young Readers to the Steven Spielberg Film"

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Past Airings

  • Saturday, March 16th at 10:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, February 24th at 4:30pm (ET)
  • Saturday, February 23rd at 8pm (ET)
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