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TV Hosts Turn The Gettysburg Address Into Just Another Show

11/19/2013 05:15 pm ET | Updated Jan 25, 2014

Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, lots of journalists have recorded themselves reading the landmark speech.

We took a look at some of their attempts, and noticed a curious trend: every TV host reads the Gettysburg Address in exactly the same way as they'd read a standard piece of copy off the teleprompter.

Wolf Blitzer does the Gettysburg Address like he's in the Situation Room:

Rachel Maddow does it like she's reading one of her quirky monologues:

Bill O'Reilly barks it out like he was saying "Impact Segment tonight":

Is this "PBS Newshour" or Gwen Ifill reading the Gettysburg Address? You decide!

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