WVIK to air "Lincoln Highway: The Father Road' Sept. 3

August  28, 2013

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WVIK will broadcast the special hour-long program, "Lincoln Highway: The Father Road," at 7 p.m. on Sept. 3.

The Lincoln Highway, America's first transnational highway, was dedicated 100 years ago this October. Nearly 6,000 miles long in its entirety, it stretches from New York City to San Fransisco. It might not be as famous as the so-called "Mother Road," Route 66; but 66 isn't as long, and its terminal cities — Chicago and Santa Monica — are no longer connected by a single highway as Lincoln Highway is.

In this one-hour special, Dan Klefstad of WNIJ Northern Illinois Public Radio marks the Highway's centennial with music, poetry... and a bike tour. The show also visits a crossroad in Iowa where the Lincoln meets another highway that's a century old: the Jefferson. Northern Public Radio