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Fund Your Favorites Winner: Lincoln on the circuit

Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency, 8 pm Friday, Aug. 1, on WILL-TV. Ten Sisters: A True Story follows at 9 pm.

Re-enactment scene of Lincoln on horseback with colleagues

This WILL-TV-produced documentary, which won the WILL Fund Your Favorites viewer poll in the local production category, features historical reenactments and interviews with prominent Lincoln scholars, including Doris Kearns Goodwin, Douglas Wilson, Michael Burlingame and Orville Vernon Burton.

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Ten Sisters: A True Story airs at 9 pm. It details the 1942 Coles County (Illinois) proceeding that separated the 10 daughters of Glen and Ruth Waggoner from each other and their parents. The program is a 2007 WILL-TV production.

At 10 pm is Medicare Man: Remembering Dan Perrino and Medicare 7, 8 or 9, a 2013 documentary about University of Illinois music professor Dan Perrino's founding of a Dixieland jazz band to bring members of the campus together in the midst of tensions over the Vietnam War.