Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview

Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the
significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy,
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Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the

significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy,

Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments.

Professor Splaine reviewed the first five debates and previewed this

sixth debate.

Mr. Holzer talked about the significance of the debates and his

recent book which contains a new version of the debate texts.

Mayor Scholz talked about Quincy and the community’s efforts involved

in the re-enactment and surrounding events.

Professor Suggs and Mr. Holzer talked about the issues raised in this

debate, including the Republican and Democratic platforms and the

Supreme Court’s position on slavery.

Senator Carol Moseley-Braun talked about the differences in American

society between 1858 and today.

Mr. Conover talked about the Quincy press in 1858, and the current

paper’s coverage of the 1994 re-enactment.

Mr. McClain talked about how the community re-enacted the debate.

Brian Mimbs was a C-SPAN Lincoln-Douglas Essay winner. close

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

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Program ID:
60767-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Quincy, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 23, 2007

Airing Details

  • Oct 09, 1994 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 10, 1994 | 2:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 11, 1994 | 11:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 1994 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 1998 | 1:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 05, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 08, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 10, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 23, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 26, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 28, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 30, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 13, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 22, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2007 | 4:56am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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