The CET/ThinkTV Gettysburg Challenge

The CET/ThinkTV Gettysburg Challenge

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:01

The 150th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address is Nov. 19, 2013 and Ken Burns – in conjunction with his upcoming PBS documentary The Address – has challenged America to memorize the speech in hopes that it will become to greatest mass memorization in history.


In honor of this famous speech and Ken Burns’ challenge, ThinkTV and CET are asking classrooms, organizations, clubs, families, groups and individuals to memorize The Gettysburg Address and submit an original video. We’re looking for everything from clubs reciting the speech together to family musical mash-ups!


If you have an idea for an original video, all the details and rules are available online at and We’re hoping people have the speech memorized by the 150th anniversary on Nov. 19, but the deadline for video submissions isn’t until Nov. 27. Submitted videos will be posted on our website for public voting the week of Dec. 2 and the top three videos will be featured on our webste.


If you have any questions about this project, contact CET’s Jason Dennison at or ThinkTV’s Diane Kroplin at with the subject line “Gettysburg Address Challenge.”

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