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

TV Hosts Turn The Gettysburg Address Into Just Another Show

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!

There's lots more here.