Friday, January 30, 2009

Don’t forget: Look for Lincoln

I told you the other day about the Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition and their My Hero essay and artwork contest. There is another Looking for Lincoln and one well worth pursuing.

Be sure to watch the PBS film, “Looking for Lincoln,” by Kunhardt Productions, read the companion book and visit the wonderful interactive and educational website which accompanies the two.

Kunhardts - worth a second look - a third - and more
This isn’t my first time to write about the great work of the Kunhardts and it won’t be the last. I want to learn and write more about the Meserve-Kunhardt photos, the new numbering system and more. I’ll be hearing Philip Kunhardt III speak in Springfield during the Bicentennial events and I’m hoping to get to meet him. Maybe we can get an interview lined up sometime so I can get the most complete and accurate information about this amazing family and their work.

In the meantime, be sure to read my friend Pete Sherman’s article about the Kunhardt film in today’s State Journal-Register to learn more about the film.

Not the first on Kunhardts
You may also want to read my earlier Kunhardt articles:

Watch online if you miss it on TV
And, the really cool thing is that if you can’t catch the PBS special on TV on Feb. 11, you’ll be able to watch it online through the website. For people like me who will be attending other Lincoln events that evening, for educators wanting to share it with their kids and for others who just want to go back and see it again and again, this is super!

Remember, keep looking for Lincoln. He’s all around you…

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