Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton,… read more

Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer comments. Professors Splaine, Hansen and Scism talked about the history of Alton associated with the debate and the personalities of Lincoln and Douglas. Senator Simon talked about the life of Elijah Lovejoy and his influence on Abraham Lincoln. His book about Lovejoy will appear in December. Mayor and Mrs. Towse talked about rebuilding the square after the 1993 flood and coordinating the events surrounding the debate. Ms. Gill and Mr. Bacus outlined the efforts in re-enacting the debate. Professors Medford and Hansen discussed the aftermath of the debates for both men, especially the presidential race of 1860. close

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

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  • Mark Bacus Project Coordinator Alton, IL->Lincoln-Douglas Committee
  • Charlene Gill President Alton, IL->Historical Society
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Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

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Program ID:
60892-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Alton, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 30, 2007

Airing Details

  • Oct 15, 1994 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 1994 | 2:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 18, 1994 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 1994 | 2:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 31, 1998 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 15, 2001 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 30, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 03, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2001 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 07, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 20, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 23, 2004 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 29, 2007 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 30, 2007 | 4:59am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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