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Lincoln's Living Words: The Address at 150 is discussed on the next State of Pennsylvania Thursday, April 11 on WVIA-TV
(2014-03-31)
(wvia) - WVIA takes a look at Lincoln's Gettysburg Address 150 years after it was first delivered. Watch and participate in the conversation during this live State of Pennsylvania event on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is one of the most powerful speeches ever delivered. We'll celebrate its 150th anniversary and Ken Burns new documentary, "The Address," with a look at what the speech means to us today, recitations by young people from our region and more.

Joining host Erika Funke on our panel will be Len Gougeon, Ph. D., professor at the University of Scranton; Sarah Batterson, Ph. D., Visiting Associate Professor of History at Misericordia University; and William C. Kashatus, Ph. D., professor at Luzerne County Community College.

To be part of WVIA's live audience for this live State of Pennsylvania in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at the WVIA studios in Pittston, PA call (570) 602-1150 or visit http://www.wvia.org/about/sordoni-theater-reservations/ to reserve your free seats.

Ken Burns's "The Address," a 90-minute feature-length documentary, will air on Tuesday, April 15 at 9 p.m. on WVIA-TV. "The Address" tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln's most powerful address.

An encore presentation of State of Pennsylvania can be seen Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

This program will also be available on demand at http://on-demand.wvia.org/program/state-pennsylvania/.

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