American Experience

Murder of a President

Season 28 Episode 4 | 1h 51m 46s

The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman named Charles Guiteau. Follow Garfield's unprecedented rise to power, his shooting only four months into his presidency, and its bizarre and heartbreaking aftermath. The two-hour film is based on Candice Millard's bestselling and award-winning Destiny of the Republic.

Aired: 02/02/16

Expires: 02/03/19

Rating: NR

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