American Experience (1988– )
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The life of President James Garfield, including his rise to power and the aftermath of his assassination.

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Rob Rapley
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Anne Bobby
David Bowles ... Waiter
Daniel Brown Daniel Brown ... James Norton, Reporter
Soraya Butler
Jason Alan Carvell
Jay DeYonker ... Alexander Graham Bell
Cristina Doikos
James Eckhouse ... Dr. Doctor Willard Bliss
Kathryn Erbe ... Lucretia Garfield
Ladislav Gergel Ladislav Gergel ... Jim Garfield
Shuler Hensley ... James Garfield
Logan Hillier ... Dr. Reyburn
John Hutton John Hutton ... James Blaine
Will Janowitz ... Charles Guiteau
Josef Karas Josef Karas ... Conkling's Valet
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The life of President James Garfield, including his rise to power and the aftermath of his assassination.

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TV-14
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English

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2 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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In Bright Mansions
As performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers
Courtesy of Curb Records Inc./Fisk University
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The sad murder of a mostly forgotten president.
11 February 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Abe Lincoln was the first president murdered by an assassin and John Kennedy was murdered during the television generation--so not surprisingly, they are extremely famous presidents. However, poor old James Garfield and William McKinley weren't so lucky(?) and are pretty much forgotten by most Americans today. It's a shame, especially in the case of Garfield, as he was by most reports a decent and reasonably honest president. This episode of "American Experience" is a two-hour long tribute to the man, his death and the extremely disturbed man who killed him.

The episode is pretty typical--with narration, photographs and paintings, recreations using actors as well as experts who give their take on all this. And, it's typical because it's fascinating, very well made and extremely interesting. Well worth seeing and very the least bit dull.


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