The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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Goodman, Barak, author of screenplay,
Cooper, Chris, 1951- narrator.
Patton, Will, actor.
[Arlington, VA?] : PBS Home Video, [2009].
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[Arlington, VA?] : PBS Home Video, [2009].
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (DVD) (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Originally produced as an episode of the PBS television program American experience (WGBH Boston) in 2009.
General Note
Running time on disc surface and container: approx. 90 mins.
General Note
Special feature: Teacher's guide (PDF file).
Creation/Production Credits
Editor, Sari Gilman ; director of photography, Stephen McCarthy ; music, Joel Goodman ; series producer, Sharon Grimberg.
Narrator, Chris Cooper ; voice of John Wilkes Booth, Will Patton.
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
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen format, enhanced for 16x9 televisions; 5.1 surround sound.
System Details
System requirements for access to special feature: computer with DVD-ROM drive; Adobe Reader or equivalent.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Goodman, B., Cooper, C., & Patton, W. (2009). The assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Widescreen version.). PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Goodman, Barak, Chris Cooper and Will, Patton. 2009. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. PBS Home Video.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Goodman, Barak, Chris Cooper and Will, Patton. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln PBS Home Video, 2009.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Goodman, Barak,, Chris Cooper, and Will Patton. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Widescreen version., PBS Home Video, 2009.

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