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Director: David Grubin     Starring: American Experience
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American Experience-Abraham and Mary Lincoln-House Divided DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40705058
UPC: 841887050074
UPC 14: 00841887050074
Rating: NR
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From award-winning film-maker David Grubin, this miniseries weaves together the troubled lives of a dirt-farmer's son and a wealthy Southern slave-owner's daughter. Together, Abraham and Mary Lincoln ascended to the pinnacle of power at the most difficult time in the nation's history, the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln's legacy as the Great Emancipator reshaped the nation while his tragic death left Mary reclusive and forgotten.
Editor's Note
While speaking to Congress, President Abraham Lincoln once declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." PBS' fascinating documentary series ABRAHAM AND MARY LINCOLN: A HOUSE DIVIDED puts this theory into perspective by examining the home life of the 16th president and his first lady. While much is known about the Great Emancipator, little is understood about his marriage to Mary Todd, a woman of great mental frailty and first lady during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. This series traces the couple's enigmatic relationship, from the marriage of the backwoods Lincoln (voiced by David Morse) to the wealthy Todd (voiced by Holly Hunter); through his election to the presidency and the Civil War (when the nation's troubles were only part of the strain on their marriage--the Lincolns' son Willie died while they were in the White House); and finally to the assassination that left the widow an emotionally unstable recluse. Directed by award-winning filmmaker David Grubin, this superb series provides an intimate portrait of two of the most storied figures in American history.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/9/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 360 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2001
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 705007
Video UPC UPC: 00841887050074
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 3

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info David Grubin - Director
Video Cast Info David Grubin - Screenplay
Video Cast Info David Grubin - Producer
Video Cast Info David McCullough - Narrated By
Video Cast Info David Morse - Voice Of
Video Cast Info Geoffrey C. Ward - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Holly Hunter - Voice Of

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   American Experience
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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