Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg… read more

Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professor Splaine reviewed the first four debates and previewed the fifth debate. Professors Johannsen and Wilson talked about the lives and careers of Lincoln and Douglas before the 1858 debates and their different legacies. They also discussed the importance of the debates, especially this fifth debate. In a taped interview, Professor Wilkins talked about Abraham Lincoln’s efforts to abolish slavery. Professor Adams also talked about Abraham Lincoln’s opposition to slavery. Mr. Dick Douglas and several great-great-grandchildren talked about being descendants of Senator Stephen A. Douglas. Mayor Kimble talked about Galesburg and the community’s efforts to re-enact the debate. Professor Davis talked about the history of Knox College as the site of the debate. close

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

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Program ID:
60764-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Galesburg, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2007

Airing Details

  • Oct 08, 1994 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1994 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 04, 1994 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 1994 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 1998 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 01, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 16, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 18, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 21, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 23, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 06, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2004 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2007 | 4:58am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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