Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Central, SDPB-TV will broadcast Ken Burns' newest film, THE ADDRESS. The Learn the Address Initiative launched in November calling for Americans, namely schoolchildren, to recite the Gettysburg Address and post it at www.learntheaddress.org. Numerous school children and citizens from the South Dakota area participated in the initiative. THE ADDRESS is a 90-minute feature-length documentary that tells the story of the Greenwood School, a tiny school in Putney, Vermont that each year encourages students to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln's most powerful address. Ken Burns joined Dakota Midday to discuss his newest film.
By Nathan Puhl • Apr 14, 2014