Spielberg on the Ten Year Project of Bringing Lincoln to Life Tonight on 60 Minutes
Don’t miss tonight’s 60 Minutes:
Steven Spielberg took more than 10 years to research his film about Abraham Lincoln. He wanted to get it just right because he’s always wanted to tell the story of America’s 16th president. It’s a story of leadership and healing, both relevant topics in today’s world, he tells Lesley Stahl in his first interview about the upcoming film, which he says is like no other he has ever done.
The interview, which will contain the first clips from the film “Lincoln,” will be broadcast on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m. PT.
“I’ve always wanted to tell a story about Lincoln. I saw a paternal father figure, someone who was completely, stubbornly committed to his ideals, his vision,” he tells Stahl. “I think the film is very relevant for today. It’s about leadership.”