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Berkeley Talks: Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell

The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency

February 21, 2017

Playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and author and radio personality Sarah Vowell meet for a conversation about Abraham Lincoln, reflecting on his leadership and legacy and the challenges of American democracy in his time and ours. Known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America, Kushner later wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln. Vowell has written widely about American history and culture, including in her books Assassination Vacation—with a section about Lincoln—and her most recent Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell at Berkeley Talks, with The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell at Berkeley Talks, with The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell at Berkeley Talks, with The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

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Pictured: Cal Performances presents Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell at Berkeley Talks, with The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and His Presidency, on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

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