Intro to “Lincoln: The Untold Stories

In the years following his violent death, Abraham Lincoln became the most revered President in American history. But as time passed, what would happen to the story of the real man behind the myth?

Lincoln’s friend, William Herndon, wanted to leave an accurate and personal record. He spent thirty years documenting the most confidential memories of Lincoln’s closest friends and family. But for more than a century, these recollections were buried in a disorganized and nearly illegible collection of papers filed away in the Library of Congress.

Now, Herndon’s documents are surfacing for the first time and what they reveal is a portrait of Lincoln as an earthy, fallible and often troubled man. Join us as we go in search of history to discover — Lincoln: The Untold Stories.

(Performance notes: introduction ran 1:00m on air.)

Submitted by TxTom