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C-SPAN to Air Lincoln Programming June 7

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Date:

2008-06-05

Contact Name:

David Early

Contact Email:

dear@loc.gov

Contact Phone:

202-707-6998


C-SPAN LINCOLN 200 YEARS PROGRAMMING CONTINUES SATURDAY, JUNE 7

Washington – The third installment of C-SPAN’s “Lincoln 200 Years” programming initiative airs on Saturday, June 7 from 8 - 10 p.m. ET.  (The program re-airs at 11 p.m. ET).

C-SPAN will take viewers this month to Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood homes.

The first stop is Lincoln City, Indiana, where Lincoln’s mother and stepmother were honored for their influence on young Abe. The Mother’s Day event was held at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, and was sponsored by the national and Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commissions and the National Park Service.

Viewers will get a glimpse of frontier life during an interview with the chief of interpretation at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, which was filmed during our American Presidents’ series.

Then it’s on to Hodgenville, Kentucky, where a rare statue of Lincoln as a boy was recently unveiled in the town square.

Future “Lincoln 200 Years” programming will air on the first Saturday of every month from 8 - 10 p.m. ET on C-SPAN, from April 2008 to April 2009.   (Each program re-airs at 11 p.m. ET).

Upcoming segments shot in high definition will spotlight Lincoln's Summer Cottage in Washington, DC, and the newly renovated Ford's Theatre. C-SPAN will also bring event coverage from across the country focusing on our 16th president.

For more information on C-SPAN's Lincoln 200 Years programming, as well as unique Lincoln resources and content, go to  www.c-span.org/lincoln 

C-SPAN: The Network of the Lincoln Bicentennial