• Happy Birthday, Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Today author, historian and all-around smart lady Doris Kearns Goodwin is 70 years young. We would have baked her a cake, but it's hard to eat cake through the internet. So instead, let's celebrate with some clips from her many Daily Show appearances.

    Watching Doris Kearns Goodwin tell stories about Abraham Lincoln is even better than watching Daniel Day-Lewis act stories about Abraham Lincoln.

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    More with DKG after the jump!

    Here she is in 2010, rating President Obama's State of the Union address.

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    If that clip made you wonder about the history of State of the Union speeches, wonder no more: here's an explanation, from 2008.

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