Lincoln and C-SPAN
April 30, 2010
Abraham Lincoln was president before the recordings of the Video Library. That should not keep you from typing his name into the Video Library search box. Yes, like 150,000 other people, he has a bio page. This page shows you the time period he served in the House of Representatives and even the committees he served on. The related persons link on the right side of his bio page shows twelve people who have portrayed Lincoln on C-SPAN. These include enactments of the Lincoln-Douglas debates as well as major speeches Lincoln gave.
The search results show that there are 529 programs that reference Lincoln in the title, summary, or keywords. You can narrow these to book programs by modifying your search. Click on add a search term, then choose tag, and then Book TV. This results in 176 book programs about Lincoln.
Finally, you will notice from the search page that there are almost 6,000 programs that reference Lincoln in transcripts. Try typing in Lincoln slavery in the search box to find about fifty programs on this topic.
If you would prefer to read more about Lincoln programs on C-SPAN check out the new Lincoln book now in paperback. Edited by C-SPAN and drawn from C-SPAN interviews, this book includes “Fascinating, little-known anecdotes about the president are brought to light in richly detailed essays drawn from C-SPAN interviews. Extras include 16 pages of color photos and four maps that detail where Abraham Lincoln lived, the location of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln’s Inaugural journey to Washington and the path his funeral train took when returning him to Springfield. A timeline of Abraham Lincoln’s life, brief biographies of the 56 contributing authors, and Lincoln’s most famous speeches are also included.”
There is much about Lincoln on C-SPAN each weekend on C-SPAN2 BookTV, C-SPAN3 History, in the Video Library, and now in our new paperback Lincoln book. Check it out.
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