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    Mary Todd Lincoln House

    Executive Director Gwen Thompson gave a tour of the house in which first lady Mary Todd Lincoln was raised. Born in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1818, Mary Todd Lincoln was the fourth of…

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    Assassination and Legacy of President Lincoln

    Michael Kauffman talked about the legacy of Abraham Lincoln and his impact on the U.S. and the world following his assassination. He also spoke about John Wilkes Booth’s motives…

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    Book Discussion on The War That Forged a Nation and Lincoln's Last Speech

    James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters, and Louis Masur, author of Lincoln’s Last Speech: Wartime Reconstruction and the Crisis of…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln and the Power of the Press

    Harold Holzer talked about his book Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. “Lincoln and the Press: The Last Full Measure” was a program of the 35th…

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    Lincoln's International Influence

    Paul Quigley talked about how Abraham Lincoln’s image has been adapted internationally for different purposes since his death in 1865. Mr. Quigley described the malleability of…

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    American Exceptionalism

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) talked about the influence of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Abraham Lincoln on his life in politics and his belief in American…

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    Lincoln Assassination Conspirators

    Professor Ralph Nurnberger talked about John Wilkes Booth and the small group of conspirators who planned to kidnap President Abraham Lincoln, but decided instead on a plan to assassinate…

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    President Lincoln's Funeral Train Journey

    Guy C. Fraker talked about the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s funeral and the journey from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, in April of 1865.

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    Lincoln Funeral Train Car Replica

    Dave Kloke and Linda Pesch talked about the Lincoln funeral train car that carried Abraham Lincoln’s body back from Washington, D.C., to Springfield, Illinois, in April 1865.…

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    President Lincoln's Funeral 150th Anniversary

    American History TV presented live coverage from Springfield, Illinois, on the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s funeral. Coverage included a reenactment of the funeral…

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    President Lincoln's Assassination

    David Reynolds, editor of Lincoln’s Selected Writings, talked about actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Lincoln as the Civil War came to an end in April 1865.

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    Lincoln's Funeral Hearse

    P.J. Staab talked about his attempt to duplicate the hearse from President Lincoln’s funeral. Mr. Staab, president of Staab Funeral Home, described the creativity and…

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    President Lincoln's Funeral Train

    Actor Fritz Klein portrayed President Lincoln at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, where Lincoln’s Funeral Train traveled en route to his burial place in Springfield,…

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    Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln Assassination

    Eric Martin talked about the history of Ford’s Theatre and the assassination of President Lincoln. He spoke about the immediate aftermath of the assassination on April 14, 1865,…

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    Lincoln's Last Ride

    A horse procession commemorating “Lincoln’s Last Ride” began on 15th Street near the White House and concluded at Lincoln’s Cottage. A riderless horse…

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    Responses to the Lincoln Assassination

    David McKenzie and Sarah Jencks talked about an online project which sought to collect first person accounts of ordinary Americans' responses to the assassination of President Lincoln.

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    Ford's Theatre "Silent Witnesses" Exhibit

    The “Silent Witnesses” exhibit at Ford’s Theatre was profiled. The exhibit brought together many of the artifacts present at the theatre on the night of President…

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    House Where Lincoln Died

    James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot by John Wilkes…

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    Ford's Theatre Lincoln Death 150th Anniversary

    Ford’s Theatre hosted a wreath laying ceremony on the steps of the Petersen House commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death on April 15, 1865. The exact…

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    Open Phones on Lincoln Assassination 150th Anniversary

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls on the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln as the live re-enactment of events of the evening was shown.

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