292 Words – 150 Years Ago Today – Timeless
November 19, 1863, President Lincoln gave his 292 word Gettysburg Address in less than two minutes. 150 years later, a gathering of all living former Presidents as well as a group of well known names were filmed by Ken Burns as part of a project called ‘Learn the Address’(click to learn more).
In this mash up of videos made for a television special, over two dozen readings were included:
President Barack Obama, President Jimmy Carter, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Robin Roberts, Shane Victovino, David Gregory, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Bill Gates, Taylor Swift, Jonathan Jarvis, Richard Trumka, Sen Tim Kaine, Rachel Maddow, Usher, Conan O’ Brien, Sen. Marco Rubio, Bob Schieffer, Gwen Ifill, Steven Spielberg, Uma Thurman, Bill O’Reilly, Sen Bill Nelson, David Dinkins, and president George H.W. Bush.
The greatness of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address…something they could all agree on.