PBS Airtime: Friday, February 12, 2010, at 9:00 p.m. EST on PBS (check local listings at http:/www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/about/airdates.html).
On Lincoln’s birthday, Bill Moyers Journal takes a unique look at our nation’s 16th president – through the eyes of critically acclaimed, veteran dance artist Bill T. Jones. In a groundbreaking work of choreography called “Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray,” Jones reimagines a young Lincoln in his formative years through dance. Bill Moyers speaks with Jones about his creative process, his insights into Lincoln, and how dance can give us fresh perspective on America’s most-studied president. “The number of ways in which one could ask the question ‘Who was this man?’ is less interesting to me than ‘Can we see that man anywhere in ourselves or around us right now?'” says Jones.