Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 (1992)

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President Abraham Lincoln leads the Union in the fight to end the awful bloodshed of the Civil War. The year is 1863. The president had a continuous struggle with the commanders of his army, and the bloodshed from the fighting at Antietam and Fredericksburg distressed him greatly. 1863 was the year of his Emancipation Proclamation and Gettysburg Address. Listen to the story of the events that led to the amazing address at Gettysburg. Actor Jason Robards brings to life the voice of President Lincoln. PBS originally aired this program, the second of a four-volume set narrated by actor James Earl Jones.
Rating: NR
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: Peter W. Kunhardt
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Cast

James Earl Jones
as Narrator
Glenn Close
as Mary Todd Lincoln
Richard Widmark
as Ward Hill Lamon
Burgess Meredith
as Winfield Scott
Laurence Luckinbill
as Joshua Speed
E.G. Marshall
as Gideon Welles
Frank Langella
as John Wilkes Booth
Eli Wallach
as William Crook
John Shea
as John Barnes
Rod Steiger
as U.S. Grant
Maureen Stapleton
as Sarah Bush Lincoln
Oprah Winfrey
as Elizabeth Keckley
Jill Clayburgh
as Emilie Todd Helm
Stockard Channing
as Clara Harris
Dabney Coleman
as Stephen A. Douglas
Ned Beatty
as Dennis Hanks
Robby Benson
as William Stoddard
Philip Bosco
as Frederick Seward
Stacy Keach
as George McClellan
Barnard Hughes
as Horace Greeley
Fred Gwynne
as Edwin Stanton
Jim Dale
as Baltimore Correspondent
Blythe Danner
as Elizabeth Todd Edwards
Ossie Davis
as Frederick Douglas
Richard Dreyfuss
as William T. Sherman
Robert Vaughn
as Isaac Arnold
Jason Robards
as Abraham Lincoln
Arnold Schwarzenegger
as John G. Nicolay
Richard Thomas
as John Hay
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