American Experience - Season 13, Episode 10 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Dearest of All Things

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Episode Info

Part 4 of 6. The aftermath of son Willie's death finds Mary turning to spiritualists for comfort and, perhaps, slipping from sanity. President Lincoln, however, has another matter larger than his own grief that demands attention---the war. Included: the step he took that changed the nature of the conflict, the Emancipation Proclamation, which he issued on Jan. 1, 1863.

Cast

David Morse
as Abraham Lincoln
Holly Hunter
as Mary Todd Lincoln

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