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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Baton Rouge, LA, Part 3 of 3

 

Highlights from the Roadshow floor include an early 19th-century Louisiana worktable stored in a barn for several decades; collection of Confederate Civil War letters found in the wall of a Mississippi house; and a Porfirio Salinas oil, ca. 1935, in its original frame.

 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

 

On March 4, 1865, at the United States Capitol, a crowd of 50,000 listened as President Lincoln delivered his classic second inaugural address, urging charity and forgiveness to a nation in the final throes of war. Just two months later, a train, nine cars long and draped in black bunting, pulled slowly out of a station in Washington, DC. Dignitaries and government officials crowded the first eight cars. In the ninth rode the body of Abraham Lincoln – America’s first assassinated president. Some seven million people would line the tracks or file past the casket to bid an emotional farewell to the martyred president. And as the funeral train made its way across nine states and through hundreds of cities and towns, the largest manhunt in history was closing in on Lincoln’s assassin, the famous actor John Wilkes Booth. This film recounts a great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of assassination. At the heart of the story are two figures who define the extremes of character: Lincoln, who had the strength to transform suffering into infinite compassion, and Booth, who allowed hatred to curdle into destruction.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
The Cause – 1861

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

The Cause – 1861
Slavery, the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states’ rights are examined.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
A Very Bloody Affair – 1862 / Forever Free 1862

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

A Very Bloody Affair – 1862/Forever Free – 1862
Political infighting in President Lincoln’s administration and the bloody Battle of Shiloh are chronicled.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
Simply Murder – 1863 / The Universe of Battle 1863

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

Simply Murder – 1863/The Universe of Battle – 1863
The Union disaster at Fredericksburg and opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation are detailed.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
Valley of the Shadow of Death – 1864 / Most Hallowed Ground – 1864

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

Valley of the Shadow of Death – 1864/Most Hallowed Ground – 1864
A biographical comparison of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee also chronicles battles the two generals fought.

 

THE CIVIL WAR
War is All Hell – 1865 / The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865

 

This award-winning film series, produced and directed by Ken Burns, will be rebroadcast over five consecutive nights, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of its premiere, and will be presented for the first time in high-definition. The series attracted an audience of 38.9 million during its premiere in 1990, and set a record for the highest rated PBS series broadcast, which stands today. Narrated by David McCullough, it includes the voices of Sam Waterston, Julie Harris, Jason Robards, Morgan Freeman, Pamela Reed, Kurt Vonnegut and more.

 

War Is All Hell – 1865/The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865
William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea spells the end of the Confederacy.