Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
Watch THE ADDRESS by Ken Burns on New Mexico PBS Ch. 5.1:
Tuesday April 15, 8:00pm
New Mexico PBS challenged New Mexico leaders to recite the Gettysburg Address.
The following are featured in the New Mexico PBS ‘The Address’ video:
Richard J. Berry, Albuquerque Mayor
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, NM Congressman
Winston Brooks, Superintendent for Albuquerque Public Schools
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, NM Senator
Yvette Kaufman-Bell, Executive Director for NM Office of African American Affairs
Hakim Bellamy, Host of NM PBS ¡COLORES!
Dr. Robert Frank, President of the University of New Mexico
Franz Joachim, General Manager/CEO of New Mexico PBS
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, NM Senator
Governor Susana Martinez
Learn more at: www.newmexicopbs.org/productions/theaddress