TITLE: Lincoln Symposium: Edward Steers Jr.
SPEAKER: Edward Steers Jr.
EVENT DATE: 03/16/2002
RUNNING TIME: 49 minutes
Edward Steers Jr. speaks on "The Lincoln Assassination: A Case of Historical Malpractice" at the Abraham Lincoln Institute Fifth Annual Symposium (2002). He is introduced by Michael P. Musick.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Edward Steers received his bachelors degree (1959, Microbiology) and doctorate (1963, Molecular Genetics) from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. From 1963 until 1994 he served at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland as a Research Scientist in biomedical research. During the last ten years of his career with the NIH, Dr. Steers was the Deputy Director for Intramural Research in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. In 1994 Dr. Steers retired from the National Institutes of Health to pursue a career as a writer. He has authored three soft coverpublications (The Escape and Capture of John Wilkes Booth,The Quotable Lincoln, and Lincoln. A Pictorial History) and two book editions (His Name Is Still Mudd and Blood On The Moon, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln). Recognized as an authority on Abraham Lincoln and his assassination, Dr. Steers has made several radio and television appearances including C-SPAN's Booknotes and Washington Journal, The History Channel's Hard Cover History,The Discovery Channel, National Public Radio's Morning Edition, and the NBC Today Show.