CBS Sunday Morning Lincoln feature airs Feb. 15
RELEASED: February 12, 2009
DANVILLE, KY—Mo Rocca, journalist and comedian, was in Kentucky and Danville last month filming for a segment on the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth for the CBS Sunday Morning news program. The segment will air this Sunday, Feb. 15. The program begins at 9 a.m. EST.
Rocca was in Danville along with the Kentucky Historical Society's "Kentucky's Abraham Lincoln" HistoryMobile exhibit in conjunction with the Kentucky Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial celebration. Rocca conducted his famous man-on-the-street interviews, which included chats with some Centre students and individuals across the community.Centre's Year of Lincoln
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth (Feb. 12), Centre has and is sponsoring a host of projects honoring America's 16th president and the College's connections to him.
As Lincoln wrote in a biographical sketch, at age 23 he considered a career as a blacksmith. When his friend John Todd Stuart, Centre Class of 1826, encouraged him to study for the bar instead, Lincoln protested that he had nothing to study. Stuart promptly loaned Lincoln his own set of law books. Lincoln then, in his own words, "went at it in good earnest," and later passed the bar. He became Stuart's law partner, and the rest is history. Lincoln and Stuart remained friends until Lincoln's death in 1865. Stuart then headed the National Lincoln Monument Association that built a memorial to the fallen president in Springfield, Illinois.
Click here to visit Centre's Year of Lincoln Web page.
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