At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the night that President Lincoln will be shot.

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Pete Corrigan
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Police Sergeant
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William
John Lasell ...
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Millard
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Jackson
John Eldredge ...
Whittaker
James Gavin ...
Jean Inness ...
Mrs. Landers
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Carol Eve Rossen ...
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Nora Marlowe ...
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After debating with a member of his Washington club whether you could go back in time and change major events, Pete Corrigan seems to go back to April 15, 1864 the night Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. He tries his best to warn the authorities of what will happen in a few hours time but it all falls on deaf ears. One person seems interested in what he has to say, but that person may have his own reasons for his behavior. Written by garykmcd

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13 January 1961 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place on April 14, 1961 and April 14, 1865. See more »

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John Wilkes Booth was the most famous actor of his time. It is unlikely in the extreme that no one in the police station recognized him. See more »

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[closing narration]
Narrator: Mr. Peter Corrigan, lately returned from a place 'back there,' a journey into time with highly questionable results, proving on one hand that the threads of history are woven tightly, and the skein of events cannot be undone, but on the other hand, there are small fragments of tapestry that can be altered. Tonight's thesis to be taken, as you will - in The Twilight Zone.
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: Memphis (2003) See more »

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Changing History
26 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Russell Johnson plays Pete Corrigan, who is debating the possibility of time travel at his Men's Club in Washington D.C., who leaves the club only to inexplicably find himself back in time in the year 1865, April 14 to be precise, the night that U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by actor John Wilkes Booth. Pete tries to convince everyone that the President is in danger, but nobody listens until it is too late, though when Corrigan returns to his present, will discover that someone he hadn't anticipated did listen... While thin and contrived, this is still a marvelous episode, with a fine score, performances, and direction, giving an authentic feel for its period.


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