In other news: Spielberg to speak at Gettysburg


Steven Spielberg arrives at the Academy Awards in 2007. (Reed Saxon/AP)

Great way to promote your movie: Steven Spielberg has been invited to deliver the keynote speech Nov.19 at the 149th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” at the famed battleground, officials announced this week. The speech comes just days after Spielberg’s Oscar-bait film “Lincoln” debuts across the country; the director joins a distinguished list of speakers who have appeared at the annual dedication: Colin Powell, Sandra Day O’Connor, Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, Adlai Stevenson and Carl Sandburg. Dwight Eisenhower, who lived in Gettysburg, spoke at the 100th anniversary in 1963; President Kennedy declined the honor because his fateful trip to Dallas had already been scheduled.

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