History Channel is preparing a documentary on Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day weekend – Deadline

The History Channel will air a new documentary about Abraham Lincoln during Presidents’ Day weekend starting February 20 starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT. abraham lincoln is based on the best-selling book by Doris Kearns Goodwin Leadership: in turbulent times.

Graham Sibley as Abraham Lincoln
Historic Channel

For seven and a half hours, viewers will experience the life of the 16th President of the United States, from his impoverished childhood to his days as a lawyer and politician and his assassination just five days after the end of the Civil War.

The documentary will feature live-action footage featuring Daytime Emmy-nominated Graham Sibley as Lincoln, as well as interviews with notable guests including President Barack Obama, General Stan McCrystal and historians Christy Coleman, Dr. Allen Guelzo, Dr. Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer, Dr. Caroline Janney, Dr. Catherine Clinton, among others.

Also airing over Presidents Day weekend on the History Channel:

Black Patriots: Civil War Heroes
Premieres Monday, February 21 at 11 p.m. ET/PT

An hour-long documentary produced and narrated by NBA legend, historian and activist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Deborah Morales of Iconomy Multi-Media & Entertainment, takes a close look at the Civil War and heroic figures like a former slave turned slave. war hero Robert Smalls and Union spy Mary Richards, to well-known heroes like influential abolitionist Frederick Douglass and Underground Railroad pioneer Harriett Tubman.

The Secret History of the Civil War
Premieres Tuesday, February 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
This hour-long documentary focuses on the unsung heroes and unknown innovators of the Civil War who broke gender and racial boundaries to operate as spies and takes an in-depth look at how modern American medicine was forged. on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War.

A trailer for abraham lincoln can be found below.