Thursday, May 28, 2009

Don’t miss Lincoln as he meets the press

On Friday, June 5, 2009 you won’t want to miss Virtual Book Signing live online at 6 p.m. Central Time. Lincoln presenter George Buss will discuss Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency with several members of the media.

Those joining Buss are:
  • Eric Zorn, editorial columnist
  • Patrick Reardon and John Patterson, political reporters
  • Kane Farabauh, radio journalist

The event, sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Book Shop and the Abraham Lincoln Association, will be moderated by Bob Lenz and will last an hour or until the journalists and online viewers are out of questions.

What to expect
Buss will join the journalists in a roundtable discussion, answering questions from the media and those received by email from the audience watching live from home. There’s one hitch though – all questions have to be directed not at Buss, but at his alter ego, President Lincoln, and not just at any time in his life but on that fateful day, April 14, 1865. So, as the Virtual Book Signing folks, who just happen to be from Chicago, warn it’s no fair asking if the Cubs are going to win the World Series.

I can tell you with no reservations you’re in for a good time. Buss is quite the Lincoln. He knows his subject and has a wit not unlike that of the sixteenth president. He’s stood in Lincoln’s shoes – and under his hat – for a number of years now. In 2008, he was joined by Tim Connors, who played Stephen A. Douglas to Buss’s Lincoln as the pair commemorated the sesquicentennial of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates in the same cities where the prairie orators faced off 150 years earlier.

I had the opportunity to hear Buss and Connor more than once last year, and I heard Buss and Lenz do a similar presentation with media in Peoria. I often found myself thinking I really was in the presence of the President and, more than once, I had a good laugh.

Check it out. You’ll be glad you did.

Join the Abraham Lincoln Association

Not a member of the Abraham Lincoln Association? Can you think of a better way to honor his legacy and celebrate the bicentennial of his birth? It’s as easy as clicking this link and following the instructions on the Abraham Lincoln Association website.

It’s a great organization with fine people who are also committed to keeping the Lincoln legacy alive, and events like this one are just one of the ways they do so.

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