Lincoln Assassination Special, Part 1

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 2005 meeting was devoted to studying the assassination of President Lincoln.

Book TV presented recorded lectures from the Lincoln Forum, and then gave viewers a chance to call in and ask questions. During the discussion between Mr. Kauffman and Mr. Swanson, some archival photographs and video footage of various scenes associated with the assassination were shown. 

Michael Kauffman’s book American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies, was published in 2004. He gave the opening address at the Lincoln Forum on November 16, 2005. James Swanson’s book Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer is to be published in February 2006. He spoke about his book on November 17, 2005 at the Lincoln Forum. After these recorded presentations were shown, Michael Kauffman and James Swanson discussed the assassination and responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. 

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

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190725-4
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 16, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 11, 2007

Airing Details

  • Jan 16, 2006 | 9:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 2007 | 2:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 11, 2007 | 5:49am EST | C-SPAN 2
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