LIVING WITH LINCOLN

About In the years following the Civil War, ancestors of documentary filmmaker Peter Kunhardt collected a treasure trove of photographs, rare books and other artifacts relating to Abraham Lincoln. Over the decades, their descendants carried on the work, helping to preserve an essential part of America’s past. Directed by Kunhardt (HBO’s Emmy®-winning “JFK: In His Own Words”) and Brian Oakes, LIVING WITH LINCOLN explores his family’s physical and emotional connection to the president, revealing a personal side of the immortal leader through a modern-day journey of discovery, obsession, depression and despair. Narrated by director Peter Kunhardt, LIVING WITH LINCOLN chronicles how five generations of one American family have shared the “glorious burden” of collecting, preserving and documenting a vital archive relating to Abraham Lincoln. Beginning with great-grandfather Frederick Hill Meserve, Kunhardt’s family collected photographs that might have been lost forever, including now-iconic portraits used on the penny, the five-dollar bill and even the image used to create Lincoln’s likeness on Mount Rushmore.

Living With Lincoln small logo

More: HBO
Website |





Latest Articles


FSLC Announces Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision, August 10-16 FSLC Announces Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision, August 10-16
by TV News Desk - July 17, 2018

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Flat Is Beautiful: The Strange Case of Pixelvision, August 10-16. ... (more...)
The Official Selections for the 2018 American Black Film Festival Are Announced The Official Selections for the 2018 American Black Film Festival Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) continues its 22-year legacy of providing a platform for diverse storytelling and emerging filmmakers, by announcing the 2018 official selections in all screening categories. The festival returns to Miami Beach, FL from June 13-17. ... (more...)
HBO's JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS to Screen Ahead of Premiere at the Jacob Burns Film Center HBO's JOHN MCCAIN: FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS to Screen Ahead of Premiere at the Jacob Burns Film Center
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

For those who are having a “staycation” this Memorial Day, the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY) invites all to join them on Monday, May 28th for the screening of the new HBO documentary John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls. The documentary was produced and directed by six-time Emmy winner... (more...)
Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding, & More to Compete For the Mirror Ball in DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES Premiering April 30 Adam Rippon, Tonya Harding, & More to Compete For the Mirror Ball in DANCING WITH THE STARS: ATHLETES Premiering April 30
by TV News Desk - April 13, 2018

Get ready, sports fans, for the most competitive season of “Dancing with the Stars” ever as the show fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premi... (more...)