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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Movie Review — Lincoln

November 18, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s latest historical endeavor, Lincoln, hit theaters nationally this weekend.  Here’s the trailer: This movie was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s best-selling book Team of Rivals, and focuses on Lincoln’s attempt to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.  The film doesn’t attempt to cover Lincoln’s whole life, [...]

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Spielberg’s Lincoln Film Set for November

September 15, 2012

Based on the hugely popular book, Team of Rivals, Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Lincoln had its first full-length trailer released this week: Any time a movie’s lead role is played by Daniel Day Lewis, there’s tons of potential. I read Team of Rivals and thought it was very good, especially the parts about Lincoln and [...]

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Tim Russert’s Empty Chair

June 15, 2008

As we all know author, political commentator, and moderator of NBC’s popular Meet the Press, Tim Russert, died on Friday from a heart attack while at work, recording voice-overs for today’s wow. This morning NBC honored him by having today’s Meet the Press be about him, beginning the show with Russert’s chair, empty.  Then, Tom Brokaw moderated a [...]

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