[New York?] : CBS News ; Chatsworth, CA : Woodhaven Entertainment, c2004.
1 videodisc (ca. 50 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
You are there ; set #2, [v.2]
DVD; Dolby Digital.
Title from container.
Hosted by Walter Cronkite.
The capture of John Wilkes Booth: edited by Budd Small ; director of photography, Ed Fitzgerald ; directed by Bernard Girard ; produced by James Fonda ; written by Lee Perenchio and Violet Atkins.
Spindletop, the first Texas oil strike: edited by Budd Small ; director of photography, Ed Fitzgerald ; directed by Bernard Girard ; produced by James Fonda ; written by Don Clark.
Originally broadcast on television as episodes of the 1955 CBS TV series.
The capture of John Wilkes Booth: April 26th, 1865. Twelve days ago, President Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth. While the people of the nation mourn the loss of their President, Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton strives to bring the remorseless murderer to justice. Those thought to be Booth's accomplices, including Dr. Samuel Mudd, Mary Surratt and Lewis Paine are interrogated. With the help of local farmers, Booth is apprehended in a barn in Bowling Green.
Spindletop, the first Texas oil strike: January 10th, 1901. After Pattillo Higgins failed in drilling oil on Spindletop just south of Beaumont, Texas, a mining engineer, took over the financing. That spectacular day produced a great oil gusher, which became a turning point in the nation's economy and helped propel the United States to become a leading producer of oil.
Capture of John Wilkes Booth -- Spindletop, the first Texas oil strike.
Tragedy and promise
You are there (Television program)
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