President Lincoln's effort to reunite a nation torn in half by the long, bloody Civil War is an immortal moment in American history. He delivered the 272-word speech in 1863 at the dedication of a military cemetery for union war dead o the site of the single bloodiest battle in the Civil War — 7,500 died.
But Lincoln was not the keynote speaker that day at Gettysburg. That honor belonged to Edward Everett of Boston. He was a former Congressman, governor of Massachusetts and president of Harvard University. His speech was longer, more personal, but mostly forgotten.
This segment aired on May 30, 2016.