Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Mark Rhoads, Author of “Land of Lincoln:Thy Wondrous Story”

From the Pasfield House in Springfield: We talk with former Illinois State Senator Mark Rhoads about his book, "Land of Lincoln: Thy Wondrous Story"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Journalist Mike Lawrence Reflections

Journalist Mike Lawrence is interviewed by his daughter Katy, about his nearly 50 years in journalism. We hear his reflections and insights on how...

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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