The mini-series weaves together the lives of Abraham Lincoln, the son of a poor dirt-farmer, and Mary Todd, the daughter of a wealthy Southern slave-owner, drawing us into their long vanished world. This six part program examines the Lincolns’ family life and marriage, the Lincoln presidency, and the Civil War era.
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International Documentary Association Award
“A brooding, emotional vision…with mournful elegance Grubin maps Abraham Lincoln’s spiritual and political evolution...the series grows richer with every hour."
– New York Times
"This ambitious and compelling six hour joint biography probably ought to be required viewing…an example of a near-perfect realization of the prevailing idiom.”
– Chicago Tribune
“This is television at its blue-ribbon best, ‘A House Divided’ might well be remembered as one of the best TV programs of the year.”
– Baton Rouge Advocate (Baton Rouge)