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Lincoln Historian Harold Holzer

  • Aired: 07/15/2011
  • 26:46
  • Rating: NR
Matt Ryan interviews historian and Abraham Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, who discusses Lincoln's legacy and surprising image-consciousness, as well as the current work of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Meanwhile, Cuomo signs a law banning texting while driving, and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says that a far-right element of the Republican party is blocking progress on lifting the U.S. debt ceiling.
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Historian Harold Holzer discusses the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln with Matt Ryan.
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