Just in time for Election Day, actors David Strathairn and Paul Giamatti are resurrecting the formidable historical figures of Abraham Lincoln and his rival for the Senate in 1858, Stephen A. Douglas, respectively, in L.A. Theatre Works’ production of “The Rivalry,” Norman Corwin’s play about the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. The production is being broadcast this weekend on the radio stations listed below, and starting on 12 a.m. PDT on Sunday, Nov. 2, the play will be streamed for one week at http://www.scpr.org/programs/latw.

L.A. Theatre Works:

* Saturday, Nov. 1 on 89.3 FM KPCC (Southern California) from 10 p.m.-midnight PT * Saturday, Nov. 1 on 91.5 FM WBEZ (Chicago) from 10 p.m.-midnight CT * Sunday, Nov. 2 on 94.1 FM KPFA (Northern California) from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. PT * Sunday, Nov. 2 on 89.7 FM WGBH (Greater Boston area) from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET * Monday, Nov. 3, on XM Satellite Radio’s Sonic Theater Channel from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. PT; 8 p.m.-10 p.m. ET

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