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Conn. Congressman Wants Correction To 'Lincoln'

NPR
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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The movie shows Connecticut lawmakers voting to uphold slavery. Rep. Joe Courtney looked it up, and found his state's real-life lawmakers voted to abolish slavery in 1865. He's asking director Steven Spielberg for a correction.

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

The movie "Lincoln" has many fans in Washington. It's reassuring, since the film's politicians shaving the truth and bending the law are doing it for a higher purpose. But Connecticut Joe Courtney is not happy. The film shows Connecticut lawmakers voting to uphold slavery. Courtney looked it up. He found his state's real-life lawmakers voted to abolish slavery in 1865. So he's asking director Steven Spielberg for a correction.

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