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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 21, Episode 3 The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

First Aired: February 9, 2009

A recounting of the events leading up to and following the assassination of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln, a mere two months after he was sworn in for his second term, including the manhunt for the man responsible, actor John Wilkes Booth. Included: insights from Lincoln scholars and historians. Will Patton provides the voice of Booth. Chris Cooper narrates.

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Will Patton John Wilkes Booth