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Insanity on trial

Author: Matthew CollinsDavid G McCulloughWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : [Distributed by] PBS Video, ©1990.
Series: American experience.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Julius Guiteau assassinated President James A. Garfield in 1881. This film utilizes a combination of documentary sequences and dramatic recreations based on court transcripts, letters and first-hand accounts to bring to light 19th-century understanding of mental illness, politics, medicine, God and fame.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Named Person: Charles J Guiteau; James A Garfield; James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Collins; David G McCullough; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Varied Directions, inc.
OCLC Number: 23830046
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally presented as part of the PBS series.
Performer(s): Host, David McCullough ; narrator, Kyle MacLachlan ; cast, Ron Vawter (Charles Guiteau), Bart Whiteman (James Garfield), Robert Fields (George Scoville).
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., b&w with col. sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: American experience.
Responsibility: presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York, and KCET/Los Angeles ; a Varied Directions, Inc. production ; producer, writer, director, Matthew Collins.

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Charles Julius Guiteau assassinated President James A. Garfield in 1881. This film utilizes a combination of documentary sequences and dramatic recreations based on court transcripts, letters and first-hand accounts to bring to light 19th-century understanding of mental illness, politics, medicine, God and fame.

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