Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

Professor Splaine reviewed the first three debates and previewed this fourth debate. Mayor Cougill talked about his community’s… read more

Professor Splaine reviewed the first three debates and previewed this fourth debate. Mayor Cougill talked about his community’s efforts in re-enacting the debate. Professor Sterling discussed the particular significance of this debate, including Mr. Lincoln’s family connections to this area and the political loyalties of the area. Ms. Shick talked about re-creating the experience of the debate, especially the platform. Several participants were also interviewed, including Rep. Glenn Poshard. who portrayed Dr. Chambers. In a portion of a taped interview, Mr. Ritchie talked about Senator Douglas' views on territorial expansion. Professors Wiggins and Zarefsky discussed the issues of this debate, including racial equality, popular sovereignty, the Mexican War controversy and the different debate text used for this debate. Dr. Scism provided his opinions of Senator Douglas. Mayor Cougill warned people about the harsh racial language that would be used in the debate re-enactment. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Preview

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Program ID:
60268-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Charleston, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 9, 2007

Airing Details

  • Sep 18, 1994 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 19, 1994 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 1994 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 28, 1994 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 1998 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 20, 2001 | 12:45pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2001 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 25, 2001 | 12:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 09, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 12, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 14, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 11, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 29, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2004 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2007 | 5:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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