The HISTORY Channel's three-night documentary event “Abraham Lincoln” will be a definitive biography of the 16th president, the man who led the country during its bloodiest war and greatest crisis. Executive produced by world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize®-winning bestselling author Doris Kearns Goodwin and Emmy Award-winning RadicalMedia, “Abraham Lincoln” isbased upon Kearns Goodwin’s New York Times bestseller, “Leadership: In Turbulent Times.” This seven-and-a-half-hour miniseries showcases the lesser-known aspects of Lincoln’s life and leadership through premium dramatic live-action scenes where his humility, empathy, resilience, ambition, political acumen, and humor are on full display. Combined with expert interviews, archival photos and news accounts, Lincoln's letters, writings and speeches, and remembrances from his contemporaries, this miniseries provides a fresh, contemporary understanding of the complexities of young Abraham Lincoln who grows to become President Lincoln, the man who saved the Union, won the war and secured emancipation.
“Abraham Lincoln” will feature interviews with President Barack Obama, Gen. Stan McCrystal, renowned historians Christy Coleman, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer, Dr. Caroline Janney, Dr. Catherine Clinton, and others. Emmy Award-nominated actor Graham Sibley portrays Abraham Lincoln in the series.