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View Diary: My evening with NatGeo, Tom Hanks, Abe Lincoln and the N-word (62 comments)

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  •  It just wasn't a good show (2+ / 0-)
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    Hey338Too, Gooserock

    At the beginning, Hanks says that Booth has been treated by history as a 2 dimensional maniac - and the show turned him into a 1 dimensional maniac. I assume they decided to use N to try to spice up an otherwise dry and dull script, and try to give SOME indication of Booth's underlying motivations.

    There is a MUCH better documentary about the subject, 'The Hunt For John Wilkes Booth' which goes into extraordinary detail on Booth, Lincoln, and the conspiracy. I believe it runs on the Discovery Channel occasionally, keep an eye out for it. It's REALLY good, and fills in a lot of the details you may not know. And it's family-friendly language.

    New Arizona State Motto; "Yeah, but it's a dry hate!"

    by Fordmandalay on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 08:25:24 PM PST

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