A Visit with Carl Sandburg

February 8, 1953, NBC-TV interview

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A Visit with Carl Sandburg, NBC, 1953 - DVD


A Visit with Carl Sandburg is directed by Martin Hoade and NBC Public Affairs Director Edward Stanley.  From 1952 to 1956, NBC television broadcast a series of interviews with legendary figures in art and culture entitled “Conversations ith Elder Wise Men.”  In this program,  the animated 75-years old author, poet and musician expounds on his hometown of Galesburg, Illinois,  Republicans, and  hangings, discusses his arrest for riding the rails, reads from “Phizzog,” “A Couple” and Sliphorn Jazz,” plays guitar and sings “The State of El-A-Noy” and “Before I’d Be a Slave.”  Carl Sandburg’s passionate admiration for Abraham Lincoln becomes evident as he discusses the sixteenth president’s life and the journey that led to the research and ultimate writing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.


Originally broadcast on NBC-TV

February 8, 1953



Price: $15.00

(plus $5.00 shipping & 8.75% sales tax)


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Make checks payable to:

Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association

P.O. Box 585

Galesburg, IL 61401

PHONE: (309) 342-2361

email: sales@sandburg.org




Transferred to DVD for

The Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association

Post Office Box 585

Galesburg, Illinois 61402




Approx. 29 minutes

Black & White

Not Rated


Format: NTSC

Region: None