Mar 31, 2015
When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago, he was watching a comedy. Did Lincoln die laughing? How funny was the president? Was he ever able to relax? All this and more in the Lincoln Death 150th Spectacular!
Erin Mast (5:00) is the executive director of Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, one of Abe's favorite locations for getting away from it all. We met her there to talk about the president's state of mind and find out about "Lincoln's Last Ride" on April 13.
Jan Powell (32:00) is the artistic director of the Henley Street Theater in Richmond. We called her to talk about their April 14 reading of Our American Cousin -- the play Lincoln was watching. Just how awesome was his theatergoing experience?