Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency
Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Nov 23, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
To commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday in 2009, a documentary immerses viewers in a critical, but often overlooked, time in the stateman's life. It pieces together a critical 23-year period (1837-1860) through interviews with noted historians, researchers and experts, and re-enactments filmed at historic sites in central Illinois. Prominent scholars Doris Kearns Goodwin and Orville Vernon Burton (The Age of Lincoln) describe how Lincoln's formative experiences as a young lawyer on Illinois' Eighth Judicial Circuit informed his views on the issues he would eventually face as president, including several cases involving slavery.
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
- KQED World: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 2:00 AM