Why Was Lincoln Murdered?

The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars… read more

The Lincoln Forum symposium meets annually near the November 19th anniversary of the Gettysburg address to hear from authors and scholars on the 16th president. The most recent meeting was devoted to studying the assassination of President Lincoln.

Harold Holzer moderated a panel discussion titled “Why Was Lincoln Murdered?” They spoke about the role of John Wilkes Booth and the possible Southern conspiracy in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theater. Following their discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. The audience members spoke from the podium microphone to the right of the panel.

Edward Steers is the author of The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators, published University Press of Kentucky. Thomas Turner is the author of Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, published by the Louisiana State University Press. Michael Kauffman is the author of American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, published by Random House. Louise Taper is an editor of Right or Wrong, God Judge Me: The Writings of John Wilkes Booth, published by University of Illinois Press. James Swanson is the author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, to be published by William Morrow. Frank Williams is the author of Judging Lincoln, published by Southern Illinois University Press. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
190118-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2009

Airing Details

  • Jan 16, 2006 | 1:50am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2009 | 12:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 17, 2009 | 6:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2009 | 12:48am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Aug 24, 2009 | 12:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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