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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln [videorecording] / an Ark Media Production for the American experience, WGBH Boston
DVDs DVDs | PBS Home Video | c2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 973.7092 A)
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Imprint
[Arlington, VA?] : PBS Home Video, c2009.
Edition
[Widescreen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD; 5.1 surround sound.
Note
Closed-captioned.
Performer
Narrator, Chris Cooper ; voice of John Wilkes Booth, Will Patton.
Credits
Writer/producer/director, Barak Goodman ; editor, Sari Gilman ; director of photography, Stephen McCarthy ; music, Joel Goodman ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg.
Note
Originally broadcast on television as an episode of the PBS program American experience in 2009.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of fifty thousand listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, D.C. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln. As the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln's assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This American experience film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln's death. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction.
Note
Special feature: teacher's guide (PDF file).
Local Note
MW, 9-09
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Alt Title
American experience (Television program)
ISBN
079367039X
9780793670390
ISBN/ISSN
841887010405
Music #
AMX62103 PBS Home Video
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