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WUIS to air original program for Lincoln’s Birthday

February 6, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - The hour-long original special “Trends in Lincoln Scholarship,” a wide-ranging discussion by local Abraham Lincoln scholars, will be broadcast by public radio WUIS 91.9 (Springfield) WIPA 89.3 (Pittsfield) at noon on Thursday, February 12, Lincoln’s birthday.

One consensus reached by the participants is that the way that scholars view and study Lincoln has changed to reflect the times. The program will also offer information and updates on planning now underway for the Lincoln bicentennial in 2009.

Cullom Davis, professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Springfield and a consulting editor for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project, hosts the discussion which also features Philip Paludan, UIS professor of History and Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair of Lincoln Studies; Tim Townsend, historian at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site; and Richard Hart, Springfield attorney and Lincoln historian/enthusiast.

“This look at Lincoln will be a scholarly and unique addition to traditional Lincoln-recognition events,” said Brad Swanson, general manager of WUIS. After February 12, the program can be heard by downloading it from the WUIS website at www.wuis.org.

WUIS-WIPA is a listener-supported broadcast service of UIS.

 

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