Civil War talk radio

Believe it or not, ACW talk radio has arrived, thanks to Prof. Gerald Prokopowicz. Archived shows appear here.

I had considered pitching just such an idea to my favorite TV channel of the late 1990's, Josh Harris's Pseudo.

Prokopowicz's past and future guests triggered some immediate thoughts:

"Frank J. Williams is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, a member of the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and author of Judging Lincoln." Williams was also at the center of a plagiarism scandal that split students of Lincoln.

"Thomas Schwartz, Illinois State Historian." He is the anti-Williams.

Will the host get these two to talk about each other?

"Keith Poulter, publisher of North & South magazine." To my McClellan Society co-founder, who shall go unnamed, Poulter sent an email baldly stating that he would never publish an article arguing the military competence of George B. McClellan. Love those glossies.

But don't mind me, I'm just free-associating.

The sound of the shows is a little odd - it seems like the host and guests are in a conference call being recorded at the studio. The guests are given too much free rein - they need stricter management. But all in all, it's a great start.

(News by way of this great Lincoln site.)