Presidents

"Assassination Vacation"

Sarah Vowell

About the Program

Sarah Vowell examines the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, and William McKinley.  The author, a self-described history junkie, visits the landmarks, museums, and locales surrounding each of the presidential assassinations. Ms. Vowell's travels take her from Alaska to New York to Dry Tortugas Island (where several Lincoln conspirators were sentenced to prison) among other places. Along the way, the author writes about how presidential assassinations have become big business for historical tourism, benefiting places like inns and shops in each of the towns.

About the Authors

Sarah Vowell

Sarah Vowell is the author of several books, including The Partly Cloudy Patriot and Unfamiliar Fishes.


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"Assassination Vacation"

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, March 3rd at 6pm (ET)
  • Monday, July 4th at 3pm (ET)
  • Monday, May 30th at 7pm (ET)
  • Sunday, May 29th at 11:10am (ET)
  • Saturday, May 14th at 10pm (ET)
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