Presidents' Say

Presidents' Say

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Filmmaker Ken Burns' documentary, “The Address”, will air on PBS in April.  It's about a small school in Vermont where students learn and recite the Gettysburg Address every year.  At his website, Learn the Address, you will find videos of people from all walks of life, and from all across the country,reciting Lincoln's famous speech. You can also post your own video.

Michael Duffy was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is now the Executive Editor for TIME magazine and the coauthor of the 2012 book, The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity. It takes a look the relationships between presidents and former presidents, including the impact they've had on each other.  In honor of Presidents' Day here are five members of the Presidents Club in a video mashup from Burns' website. 


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