Thursday, July 9, 2020

Gen John Borling, on Life Lessons Learned from Being a POW...

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library: General John Borling, who spent 6 1/2 years as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam, was imprisoned...

Illinois Bicentennial: Covering Illinois Issues & Personalities in Washington

From the National Press Club in Washington DC, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, discuss some of...

Taylor Pensoneau: Reflections on Covering Illinois Politics in the 1960s...

Springfield - Marking the Illinois Bicentennial, 1818-2018 In this in-depth conversation, we speak with former journalist, now author Taylor Pensoneau, who was the Capitol Bureau...

Illinois Bicentennial: Jim Edgar’s Decision to Not Run for Governor in...

In October 2005 -- former Governor Jim Edgar announced he would not run for Governor in 2006 against then Gov Rod Blagojevich. In this...

Illinois’ Connection to the Founding of Farm Aid

On the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Speaker Joe Alexander tells the story of how Farm Aid began in Illinois, with a series of...

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...

Gov Jim Thompson (R) Reflects on the 1982 Election with Historian...

From Springfield:  This is a second installment of a two-hour long conversation from December, 2014, as Mark DePue, the Director of the Oral History...

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,...

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...

Illinois Bicentennial: 1818 – 2018, Chatham Rail Depo & Museum

CHATHAM, IL - High School Student, Jeremie Bailey, offers the story of the Chatham Depot and Railroad Museum. Chatham is a bedroom community of...

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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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