Saturday, November 27, 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...

Gov Pritzker Remarks to the Abraham Lincoln Assn on Lincoln’s Birthday

Springfield, February 12, 2019 - Speaking at the first gathering of the Abraham Lincoln Association, since he became governor, Gov Pritzker remarks...

IDNR’s new Director on Re-energizing Illinois’ Dept of Natural Resources

Springfield - We go One-on-One with Colleen Callahan, who became the Director of the Department of Natural Resources in March. ...

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...

Dan and Floyd Abrams on Lincoln, Media, and the Law

Springfield, February 12, 2019 -- Chosen as the keynote speaker to address the Abraham Lincoln Association annual dinner, Dan Abrams, the ABC...

Author David McCullough on “1776”

From the Illinois Channel archives (Chicago, June, 2005)  Author David McCullough talks to a Union League Club audience about his book, "1776."  The book...

Gathering Missing Photos of Vietnam Veterans

State Capitol: We hear from lawmakers, and a Gold Star father on the effort to gather photos of Vietnam veterans, for whom there is...

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on the Lessons in Presidential Leadership

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who just released a new book in which she profiles the...

From 2005: Bob Michel Talks of his Career in Congress, Governing,...

On February 17, 2017, former Rep Bob Michel (R) passed away at the age of 93.  Mr Michel was a leader of the Republicans...

Brooks Simpson: Ulysses S Grant’s Triumph Over Adversity

From Springfield:  We go one on one with Brooks Simpson, author of "Ulysses S Grant, Triumph Over Adversity: 1822-1865"  the first volume of a...

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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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