Nightly News   |  February 06, 2013

Congressman asks Spielberg to correct ‘Lincoln’ film

Rep. Joe Courtney, a congressman from Connecticut, says ‘Lincoln’ was historically inaccurate when it showed two Connecticut congressmen voting against the 13th amendment to the Constitution. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> a connecticut congressman is asking steven spielberg for a correction in his movie "lincoln." he points out in the movie as congress voted to ratify the 13th amendment ending slavery, two of connecticut 's elected representatives vote no. he says he loved the movie, but that bothered him, and congressman joe courtney checked the record, and, in fact, all of connecticut 's representatives back then voted yes. no official reaction as of yet from the legendary director.