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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln [videorecording] / an Ark Media Production for the American experience, WGBH Boston ; written, produced and directed by Barak Goodman.

Goodman, Barak. (Added Author). Cooper, Chris, 1951- (Added Author). Patton, Will. (Added Author). Ark Media (Firm) (Added Author). WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Public Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Harney County Library.

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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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library DVD 973.7 ASSASS (Text) 37720000455758 Video DVD None 03/22/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 079367039X
  • ISBN: 9780793670390
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (videodisc) (85 min.) : sound, color with black & white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen version.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Va.?] : PBS Home Video, [2009]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American experience (WGBH Boston) in 2009.
Running time on disc surface and container: approx. 90 mins.
Special feature: Teacher's guide (PDF file).
Formatted Contents Note:
John Wilkes Booth -- The war -- Conspiracy -- April fourteenth -- Chaos -- Mourning and anger -- Manhunt -- Garret's barn.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Sari Gilman ; director of photography, Stephen McCarthy ; music, Joel Goodman ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Chris Cooper ; voice of John Wilkes Booth, Will Patton.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen format, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; 5.1 surround sound.
System requirements for access to special feature: computer with DVD-ROM drive; Adobe Reader or equivalent.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Assassination.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865.
Presidents > Assassination > United States.
United States > History > 1865-1898.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.

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