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This edition: What We Can Learn from Lincoln

Episode Details

First aired: March 18, 2013.

Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner, who wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Lincoln, joins Bill on an encore presentation of Moyers & Company this weekend to talk about finding the man inside the monument, and what Abraham Lincoln -- 147 years after his death -- can still teach us all about politics, compromise, and the survival of American democracy.

“The job of the president is both to make the compromises necessary to actually have things happen in a democracy, which means compromising at a slower pace than anybody would necessarily like,” Kushner tells Bill.

Guest List

Tony Kushner Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright/Screenwriter

Bill Moyers Broadcast Journalist, Host of Moyers & Company

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