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President Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth

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Emily: (In front of room at podium) Good Evening. Today is Friday April 14, 1865 and I am here in studio 4 with breaking news. This evening at Ford’s Theater in Washington President Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, who thinks he is helping the south in this act, but will that be the truth? In a moment we will go to reporter Krayton Schnepf who is on the scene, but until then lets get some background information on Abe.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky in a one-room log cabin. He was the second son of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln. Here is Krayton Schnepf on the scene…..We are having some technical difficulties and will try reaching her again in a second.So heres so more information. When Abe was young he had to educate himself but then became popular for his physical strength and storytelling. His speeches and letters were easily related to the common people. He studied law and became a lawyer. More on Abe when we get back. We are now able to reach Krayton on scene at Ford’s Theater..

Krayton: (Back of room) Thank you Emily. I am standing here in front of Ford’s theater. This evening President Lincoln was going to see the comedy “Our American Cousin” “Lincoln occupied a private box above the stage with his wife Mary, a young army officer named Henry Rathbone and Rathbone’s fiancé, Clara Harris […]” (History history.com). The possibly suspect at this time actor is John Wilkes Booth, who is said to have escaped out of the back door of the theater, but is not found at this time. Until we have more information lets talk to the Doctor Leale who was scene. Good evening sir, Can you tell me what you saw tonight?

TJ: Shortly after 10 P.M during the second act, we heard a loud boom no...

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