Murder of a President

 

Dr. Bliss regularly issued medical bulletins about the president’s condition, which were posted at telegraph offices and on wooden billboards outside newspaper buildings. 9/3/1881. (Photo Courtesy of WGBH)
Dr. Bliss regularly issued medical bulletins about the president’s condition, which were posted at telegraph offices and on wooden billboards outside newspaper buildings. 9/3/1881. (Photo Courtesy of WGBH)

Explore James Garfield’s unprecedented rise to power, his shooting by a madman and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Based on the best-seller Destiny of the Republic, the story follows the life of one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president.

Tuesday, February 2. 8:00 p.m.