You are there. Abraham Lincoln's great moments

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  • Creator CBS Broadcasting, compilation ; CBS News
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication [New York?] : CBS News ; Chatsworth, CA : Woodhaven Entertainment, [2004]
  • Physical Details
    • 1 DVD (approximately 50 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
  • ISBNs 1585804010, 9781585804016
  • OCLC ocm57360804
  • Credits
    • Hosted by Walter Cronkite
    • The emancipation Proclamation: edited by James D. Ballas ; director of photography, Ed Fitzgerald ; directed by Bernard Girard ; produced by James Fonda ; written by Howard Rodman
    • The Gettysburg address: written by Leslie Slote ; directed by Sidney Lumet ; produced by Charles W. Russell


  • The Emancipation Proclamation: January 1st, 1863. One hundred days ago, President Abraham Lincoln issued an ultimatum to the South - either lay down your arms or set all slaves free. Tensions are building and the President must make a crucial decision. The Ohio volunteers, slaves and abolitionists pray for the emancipation.
  • The Gettysburg address: November 19th, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln is set to address a crowd in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery memorializing the Union soldiers who died in battle. Prior to the speech, both northerners and southerners, including one of Grant's generals, General Sherman and the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis voice their conflicting opinions about the war and what they anticipate will be said by Lincoln.


  • Originally aired on television as CBS TV series in 1955.
  • "All events reported and seen are based on historic fact and quotation"--Film at end of credits.
  • Special features: digitally remastered from restored prints; interactive menu.
  • Dolby Digital.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Emancipation Proclamation -- Gettysburg address
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