Saturday, May 28, 2022

Lincoln Biographer Michael Burlingame on Lincoln’s Legacy

On the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, we speak One-on-One with Historian Michael Burlingame, author of "Lincoln: A Life." Mr Burlingame discusses why Lincoln matters,...

History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, 2015:  The Alton School Cases were a series of seven circuit court trials and five Illinois Supreme...

Illinois Bicentennial, 1818-2018: From 2011, Professor Allen Guelzo, of Gettysburg...

From 2011:  At the Abraham Lincoln Association's annual dinner, Professor Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College talks about the twisted legacy of Abraham Lincoln, as...

Illinois Bicentennial: The Impeachment of Gov Rod Blagojevich

August, 2010: Our indepth interview with David Ellis, who was then the Counsel for Speaker Michael Madigan, when Gov Blagojevich was impeached by the...

The Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich & Insights Into Illinois Government

From February, 2015: We talk with PhD and author, Bernard Sieracki, who talks about his forth-coming book on the Impeachment of Rod Blagojevich.  As one...

Tour of National Great Rivers Museum in Alton

Angie Smith of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers takes us on a tour of the National Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price...

Legendary Newsman Mike Lawrence Part 2

In part two of our interview, Mike Lawrence remembers governors Ogilvie, Walker, Thompson, and Edgar. He also talks about the "Mike Madigan mystique", a...

Giant City State Park

From Southern Illinois: While many think of Illinois as flat farmland, we travel to the hilly, rocky and forested landscape of Southern Illinois.  Here,...

Jim and Brenda Edgar Discuss their Lives in the Public Arena

Former Gov Jim Edgar and First Lady Brenda Edgar discuss their lives, career and the impact of living in the public eye on their...

ILLINOIS BICENTENNIAL: Sen Alan Dixon (D) on his Career in...

From June, 2012:  The Illinois Channel sat down with former US Senator Alan Dixon (D), whose political career spanned 42 years.  We met in...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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