One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing ‘a tyrant’, as he called the 16th president of the United States. And, in one moment, history was forever changed.
It was the event that shocked America: on the evening of April 14, 1865, just days after the fall of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, Southern sympathiser John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln – the first killing of a US president.
Killing Lincoln is the dramatic story behind the assassination, a true historical thriller that unfolds from the conspiracy to the assassination, and concludes with perhaps the greatest manhunt in US history.
National Geographic Channel’s first original, scripted docudrama vividly counts down the president’s last days and the actions leading up to his April 14 assassination at Ford’s Theatre.
Digging beyond the basic facts, this superb documentary...