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Murder of a President Trailer

Preview: Season 28 Episode 2 | 2m 9s

President James Garfield was just four months into his presidency when he was shot by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. After his death that September, Garfield became a symbol of lost opportunity for a nation in transition. Based on Candice Millard's bestseller, "Destiny of the Republic," American Experience's "Murder of a President" premieres January 5 at 9/8c on PBS.

Aired: 01/05/16

Rating: NR

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