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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 3, Episode 8 Insanity on Trial

First Aired: December 17, 1990

Featured: a docudrama based on the 1881 case of Charles Guiteau (Ron Vawter), who killed President Garfield, claiming that God had instructed him to do it. Scoville: Robert Fields. Dr. Gray: Paul Anderson. Gorham: Bob Appleton. Narrated by Kyle MacLachlan.