The Assassination of Lincoln

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  • 2009
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Inside Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth shot the 16th president of the United States.

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Abraham Lincoln
9. Abraham Lincoln
February 27, 2012
Outspoken historian David Eisenbach delves into Lincoln's private life and reveals that the Great Emancipator was a racist, had trouble with women, and actually enjoyed sleeping with men.
8. Lincoln
January 16, 2006
Was Abraham Lincoln's lifelong anguish the driving force behind his ultimate transcendence to America's most beloved President? Award-winning director Vikram Jayanti takes a look through Lincoln's eyes on his last day.
Lincoln: Man Or Myth
7. Lincoln: Man Or Myth
June 21, 2004
Scholars and historians examine how our country's most beloved president became so mythologized.
Lincoln Assassination, The
6. Lincoln Assassination, The
February 11, 1996
Uncover the events, myths, and misconceptions leading up to Lincoln's assassination, untangle its myths and misconceptions, and explore the emotional state of the country that precipitated such an act of violence.
Lincoln Assassination
5. Lincoln Assassination
November 28, 2004
Historians, biographers, and researchers explore, defend, and debunk the conspiracies surrounding John Wilkes Booth's assassination of President Lincoln in 1865.
April 1865
4. April 1865
April 14, 2003
A look at the Civil War's final days, which forever changed the war's end and the nation's new beginning.
John Wilkes Booth: Assassin In The Spotlight
3. John Wilkes Booth: Assassin In The Spotlight
November 27, 1998
John Wilkes Booth, "the handsomest man in America," was the epitome of success: a famous, wealthy, wildly popular stage actor. Yet, in April 1865, Booth put a bullet through Abraham Lincoln's head.
The Hunt For John Wilkes Booth
2. The Hunt For John Wilkes Booth
December 23, 2007
It was the largest manhunt in history: 10,000 federal troops, detectives, and police untangling a vast conspiracy to track down the man responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Stealing Lincoln's Body
1. Stealing Lincoln's Body
February 16, 2009
Eleven years after Abraham Lincoln's assassination, a band of Chicago counterfeiters plotted to steal his body and hold it for ransom, setting in motion a cringe-inducing chain of events.

Inside Ford's Theatre, John Wilkes Booth shot the 16th president of the United States.

  • Premiere Date
    February 16, 2009