The great CBS news series is here on DVD!
You Are There, the multiple Emmy Award winning weekly live CBS TV series, remains a daring innovation with its faithful and dramatic reconstructions of significant historical narratives - utilizing actual primary sources and historical quotations, and employing real CBS News reporters as if some of the most significant moments in history were live television events. Some of the country's greatest writers, producers, directors and actors worked on this series.
Educational, insightful and entertaining, the whole family will enjoy these famous re-enactments of history's most dramatic moments! Walter Cronkite takes you 'there' to witness the action, the debates, the differing points of view posited by powerful historical figures at these pivotal moments of epic decision-making and action-taking.
The Emancipation Proclamation
January 1st, 1863. One hundred days ago, President Abraham Lincoln (Jeff Morrow) issued an ultimatum to the South - either lay down your arms or set all slaves free. Tensions are building and the President must make a crucial decision. The Ohio volunteers, slaves and abolitionists pray for the emancipation. Also starring Denver Pyle, Jester Hairston and Howard Wendell.
The Gettysburg Address
November 19th, 1863. President Abraham Lincoln (Paul Tripp) is set to address a crowd in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to dedicate a cemetery memorializing the Union soldiers who died in battle. Prior to the speech, both northerners and southerners, including one of Grant's generals, General Sherman (Ray Walston) and the President of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis (Joseph Anthony), voice their conflicting opinions about the war and what they anticipate will be said by Lincoln