Nightly News   |  November 19, 2013

Recent presidents celebrate Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

Our living former presidents, who are part of a project by filmmaker Ken Burns, gathered in the same spot where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> four score and seven years ago.

>> our fathers brought forth.

>> a new nation.

>> our living former presidents who are part of a project by the filmmaker ken burns , urging americans to remember and celebrate to gh the gettysburg address , considering it is one of the most important speeches in american history , think about this. it was only about two minutes long, 272 words in all. and since it was only heard by those who were there in a field by pennsylvania that day, it was mostly read about in newspapers in some cases, weeks and months later.