Lincoln’s Life

Harold Holzer, leading authority on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era and co-chair of the Lincoln Forum, joins Kim to discuss Lincoln’s life.
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Lincoln's Life

Our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, issued A Day for Thanksgiving Proclamation (recited by Kim) and the Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863) within a few weeks of one another.  How does a childhood such as Lincoln’s produce the man that he became?  On this day we are thankful for our friends and family, and the American Idea, which we have a duty to preserve for future generations.  We also must set aside the government’s propaganda of fear and instead follow in the paths of our American heroes.

Guest Harold Holzer, leading authority on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era and co-chair of the Lincoln Forum, joins Kim to discuss Lincoln’s life.  Harold begins with the tragedy of Lincoln losing his mother at a very early age.  His father left him and his sister for three months, in the middle of winter, to find a new wife.  Lincoln’s step-mom favored him over her own son.  She educated Lincoln with an emphasis on reading.  Lincoln was an amazing commentator and his wit added to his effectiveness.  It has been rumored that Lincoln wrote the Gettysburg Address on the train to the event and Harold clarifies that this has proven to be false.  The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous and impactful speeches ever delivered.  Harold’s recent book, The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle between the White House and the Media–from the Founding Fathers to Fake Newsis a testament to Presidents dating back to Washington having a difficult time dealing with the press and their mis-truths.  Harold discusses Lincolns’ reasoning for and the ramifications of suspending the writ of habeas corpus.

Karen Levine, award winning realtor with RE/MAX Alliance (303-877-7516) and valued sponsor of both of Kim’s shows, expresses what she is thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend.  She includes friends, family and God’s beauty seen throughout the state of Colorado.  Karen is especially thankful for the ability and opportunity to help people become homeowners, whether buying a home for their family or buying a home for others to live in.

This week’s America’s Veterans Stories will feature an interview with Bear Owen, a Marine Vietnam Veteran pilot, at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.  Additional shows featuring other veterans will broadcast, Saturday and Sunday evenings at 10pm.  All shows air on KLZ 560 AM, KLZ 100.7 FM and the KLZ app.

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