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American Experience

Murder of a President

Season 28 Episode 4 | 1h 52m 6s

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: 02/02/19

Rating: NR

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Funding for Season 28 of American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for Murder of a President provided by The Documentary Investment Group: Gretchen Stone Cook Charitable Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities; any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.