New documentary about the Lincoln-Douglas debates coming to Fox Nation, and it has a timely release date
FOX Nation will debut a new documentary about the Lincoln-Douglas debates
Fox Nation will debut a new documentary film ahead of the first presidential debates for the 2020 election — and it’s a historic one.
The documentary — titled “Right Makes Might: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates”— will focus on the seven senatorial debates between Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln and incumbent Democratic Sen. Stephen Douglas.
- The documentary will be available on Thursday, Sept. 24.
Here’s what to expect, according to Fox Nation:
Also known as The Great Debates of 1858, the Lincoln-Douglas Debates put on display the two competing ideologies of the 19th century — majority rule versus equality for all. Through each three-hour debate, Lincoln argued against his opponent for an end to slavery, using the values espoused in the Declaration of Independence. As a one-term congressman with few political achievements, the debates thrust Lincoln into the national spotlight and gave him the opportunity to harness his newfound notoriety and launch his presidential campaign two years later. ‘Right Makes Might’ explores Lincoln’s journey during the debates, as well as their wider ramifications, which continue to affect American politics to this day.
The title is a reference to Lincoln’s famous line from the speech:
- “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”
The documentary was planned to have a limited theatrical release in fall 2020. But the studio postponed the release due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The piece will air exclusively on Fox Nation.
- Director Justin Folk made a splash with his “No Safe Spaces” documentary, which featured Adam Carolla, Tim Allen and Dave Rubin.