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R3Arts: Night Waves - Lincoln 21 Jan 13

January 21st, 2013

Episode 269 of 1201 episodes

This Night Waves special is devoted to Abraham Lincoln. As Steven Spielberg's new biopic of Lincoln is released in the UK, the pioneering president remains a towering figure in American life. And yet his legacy is not without controversy. Was he really such a saintly figure? And why should Barack Obama feel such a strong connection with Lincoln? Rana Mitter and guests discuss the man, the politics and the legacy.

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