American Experience: Murder of a President

American Experience: Murder of a President

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 9:00pm

President James Garfield (Shuler Hensley) remains gravely ill in the days after he was struck by an assassin’s bullet. He is watched over by his wife Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe).

Credit: Courtesy of Klára Cvrčková / WGBH Educational Foundation

Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. American Experience: Murder of a President airs Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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