John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
Abraham Lincoln has been in the news in Richmond and Tri-Cities since Steven Spielberg came to town to make the film that won Daniel Day-Lewis his third Academy Award. Now visitors to the area have a chance to do what Day-Lewis did to prepare himself -- to walk where Lincoln walked and see what Lincoln saw in 1865.