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The 5 Living Presidents And A Few Celebrity Guests Recite the 'Gettysburg Address': VIDEO


Have you ever wanted to see George W. Bush, Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi, Usher, and President Obama united for a common cause? Now is your chance. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has gathered an eclectic group, including the five living presidents, to recite Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The speech turned 150 this year and Burns has started a campaign to commemorate it.

Mashable reports:

The video is part of Burns' "Learn the Address" initiative, which he started to encourage Americans to record themselves reciting Lincoln's speech.

“It’s a complicated country with lots of points of view, but there is some glue that still holds us together and some of that glue begins ‘Four score and seven years ago,’” Burns told The New York Times.

Burns' new documentary, simply titled "The Address," will premiere on PBS this April.

Watch the inspiring video, AFTER THE JUMP...




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  1. The great example of less is more. Lincoln's 270 words followed the official two hour address, long since forgotten. Interesting to note that at the time it was mocked for its brevity.

    Posted by: melvin | Nov 14, 2013 11:31:42 PM

  2. I know the intent was to do something … but missed the mark

    Posted by: L Goethe | Nov 15, 2013 4:44:58 AM

  3. But where is Conzuela and the bee man xD???

    Posted by: MArk | Nov 15, 2013 5:33:06 AM

  4. That gave me goosebumbs, Andy, and brought a tear to my eye. Thanks for posting this! This is what it is all about.

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 15, 2013 7:36:52 AM

  5. The concept of American as a unified country is a lesson that needs to be reinforced, especially in these times. Well done.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 15, 2013 7:57:15 AM

  6. Taylor Swift is an insufferable fake. She doesn't appear to be very gay-friendly, either. She can go and get flushed.

    Posted by: jimbryant | Nov 15, 2013 7:59:48 AM

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