To catch the moment I've been looking at history as it was and a history that never was.
First, I've been watching the superb Ken Burns documentary of The Civil War and will finish it sometime this week.
Then, tonight, I watched the final episode, "Tomorrow", of The West Wing*.
The most emotional point of that episode, for me at least, is the scene when Ronna Beckman gets her first view of the Oval Office. I think that Karis Campbell totally stole the show in that one moment.
*I note with amusement that Wikipedia already has a section on "Parallels to the 2008 Presidential Election"