Yet, what most Americans don't know about Booth and that historic, horrific April day may surprise them.
Tune in to hear a conversation with the author of a new, myth-busting book at the life and legend of Abraham Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
Michael Kauffman, author of American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies;
Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.
This program aired on December 15, 2004.