Murder of a President

Murder of a President is the story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman named Charles Guiteau. The story follows 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 Edgar Award-winning Destiny of the Republic.

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Apograph Productions

"Murder of a President, a particularly engrossing installment of the American Experience series, portrays Garfield as the John F. Kennedy of his century — a president who embodied a lot of hopes and potential that were never realized…The re-enactments used to help tell the tale are particularly evocative."

- New York Times, January 30, 2016