Debates `Lincoln, Douglas' Set for Cable TV
Doug Pokorski 1994, Copley News Service, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
If you weren't in Illinois in 1858, you missed your chance to see the most famous series of political debates in U.S. history. Now, the C-SPAN cable TV network wants to give you another chance.
The Lincoln-Douglas debates in the Illinois senatorial campaign of 1858 made Abraham Lincoln a national political figure, setting the stage for his election as president two years later.
Despite their significance, and despite the fact that every schoolchild in the country for the past century or more has studied them, the debates themselves have been almost completely inaccessible - except for selected excerpts.
The 1993 book "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The First …
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