Here‘s a video link to last evening’s Harvard University Institute of Politics panel on “Looking for Lincoln In His Time and Ours — A Conversation on the Meaning of Abraham Lincoln.” It was during this event that Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner made his remarks about (a) how “the decision will be made on [Steven Spielberg‘s] Lincoln next week” and (b) that if the green-light is given the film will be out “by Christmas.”

Kushner’s comments in this vein were made during the first hour. He starts speaking around the 21 or 22-minute mark. Real Player is required.

Note: Apologies for this story and several others having disappeared earlier this afternoon. A server switchover is going on right now and into the night, and three stories that I wrote and saved late this morning and early this afternoon — this one, “No Quarter,” and “Cheri Ignites Berlin” — have not only disappeared on the browser, but also from my staging software, Movable Type 4.0. I’m re-writing and re-posting as we speak. The irony is that the beginnings of these disappeared stories are up and still readable on my iPhone. They all vanished about two hours ago.