Saturday, June 19, 2021

History on Trial: The Alton School Cases

The Alton School Cases were a series of seven circuit court trials and five Illinois Supreme Court appeals from 1897 to 1908, in which...

Adlai Stevenson III, Reflections on His Career, Personalities, & Politics

Fmr Sen Adlai Stevenson (D-IL), was the great-grandson of a Vice President, and the son of Gov Adlai Stevenson who twice ran for President...

Richard Norton Smith: The Colonel: The life and legend of Robert...

From the Illinois Channel Archives (May, 2004): From our "Illinois Books & Authors" series, our 2004 interview with Historian and author, Richard Norton Smith, as...

Bicentennial Celebration of the Illinois Judiciary

Springfield, October 9, 2018 - From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, members of the Illinois Supreme Court are joined by attorneys and...

150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

From the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield: With the nation marking the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, we take a...

Ronald Reagan’s Hometown of Dixon, IL Remembers Their Favorite Son

As Dixon IL approached the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's birth in February, 2011, the Illinois Channel toured the schoolhouse where he attended grade school...

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...

The Politics Behind Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Taped at the Union League Club of Chicago, on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration, Dr David Zarefsky analyzes Lincoln's first inaugural address,...

Former Gov Dan Walker Reflects on His Triumphs and Tragedies

From June, 2007: Our one-on-one with fmr Gov Dan Walker (D, 1973-1977) who at the time of this recording had just published his memoir "The...

The August 1908 Springfield Race Riot

From the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield... an encore presentation of our 2008 interview with Historian Carole Merritt, as she recounts the details that...

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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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