Lincoln Assassination: Call-In

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. 

Historian Michael Kauffman and James Swanson, a member of the advisory committee for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, were speakers at the Lincoln Forum. After their recorded presentations were shown they discussed the assassination and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. The program included archival photographs and video footage of various scenes including Ford’s Theater where President Lincoln was shot; the Dr. Samuel Mudd House Museum in Waldorf, Maryland, where John Wilkes Booth slept on April 15, 1865 after receiving treatment for his broken leg; and the room where President Lincoln died in the Peterson House in Washington, D.C.

Michael Kauffman’s book American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, was published in 2004 by Random House. James Swanson’s book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer is to be published in February 2006 by William Morrow.

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

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Program ID:
190725-2
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2006

Airing Details

  • Jan 15, 2006 | 11:56pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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