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Exclusive: CNN, Glass Entertainment to produce “Lincoln: An American President”

American cable network CNN has greenlit a six-part series set to delve into the inner workings of Abraham Lincoln’s world as part of its latest CNN Original Series. Produced by Glass ...
April 17, 2019

American cable network CNN has greenlit a six-part series set to delve into the inner workings of Abraham Lincoln’s world as part of its latest CNN Original Series.

Produced by Glass Entertainment Group, Lincoln: An American President (w/t) will look to meld together archive, expert commentary and recreations to explore Lincoln’s historic political career and tragic life by examining the hardships he faced at home and how they fueled the revolutionary decisions he made in the White House.

Dubbed the greatest president in American history, Lincoln built his life and career on honesty, intellectual curiosity, and hard work. Born into a poor family on the frontier near Hodgenville, Kentucky, in 1809, he was a self-educated lawyer, state legislator and Congressman. In 1861, he would be elected as the 16th president of the United States, and served in office until his assassination in April 1865.

During his four-year term, Lincoln would preserve the Union, abolish slavery, reinforce the federal government, and modernize the American economy.

Glass Entertainment Group’s Nancy Glass and Jon Hirsch serve as executive producers alongside CNN’s Amy Entelis and Lizzie Fox.

A premiere date for Lincoln: An American President has not yet been set.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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