Tim Gratz Posted January 16, 2006 Share Posted January 16, 2006 Last night I watched on C-Span an interesting forum on the Lincoln assassination. Participants included several historians who have written recent books about the assassination. There was a fairly large audience. (The conference actually took place on November 18, 2005.) There was a somewhat spirited debate re why Booth shot Lincoln. The moderator took an audience poll of two questions. There was a wide consensus that there was no larger conspiracy than Booth and his cohorts, and an almost unanimous agreement that Dr. Mudd was in fact a conspirator. It may be pessimistic to say so but perhaps the issues surrounding the Kennedy assassination will still be debated in Dallas 100 years from now. Query whether any of the participants will include descendants of those now active in the research community? Which reminds me: does anyone know if CSPAN filmed the conference in DC in 2005 (as it did the 2004 conference)? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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