Apr 112014
 
Ken Burns, Documentarian

Ken Burns, Documentarian

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.

Burns’ partners include President Barack Obama, and former Presidents: George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter.

There is quite an impressive list of other notable participants from all walks of life. Their renditions of the speech can be seen here.

Of particular interest to Finebaum fans may be this mashup of members of ESPN broadcasting team:

Burns was a guest of Paul Finebaum on Thursday’s show. The interview can be heard here.

Here’s the trailer for the documentary:

The ninety-minute film that inspired this initiative, THE ADDRESS, premieres April 15th on PBS at 8PM CST.
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