Dan joined the station in 2004 as producer of WNYC’s All Things Considered and later moved on to Morning Edition. He works closely with the show’s host to keep the content interesting and fresh. He also handles breaking news, such as the transit strike, and reports on a variety of stories, ranging from the court battle over same sex marriage to the efforts to bring a NASCAR race track to Staten Island.
"I Heard Lincoln That Day"
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Here’s a treat from the WNYC Archives, on this the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Recorded in 1938, this is William R. Rathvon, the only known eyewitness of both Lincoln's arrival at Gettysburg and the address itself to have left an audio recording of his recollections.
Rathvon was nine years old when he and his family personally saw Lincoln speak at Gettysburg. One year before his death in 1939, Rathvon's reminiscences were recorded on February 12, 1938, at the Boston studios of radio station WRUL.
Thanks to WNYC archivist, Andy Lanset