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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 8:00 AM
  • KQED World: Wed, Nov 27, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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