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"I Saw John Wilkes Booth Shoot Abraham Lincoln (April 14, 1965)" - 1956 I've Got A Secret on YouTube
YouTube ^ | February 9, 1956 | I've Got A Secret

Posted on 10/18/2012 7:39:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Lincoln Assassination Eyewitness appears on television's "I've Got a Secret" on February 9, 1956.

On a 1956 game show, a man appeared who had been present at Ford's Theatre on the night of April 14, 1865.

(Note: Link over to the YouTube site provided to watch this amazing historical video.)

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; History; Miscellaneous; Reference
KEYWORDS: 1865; abrahamlincoln; assassination; civilwar; eyewitness; fff; fordtheater; godsgravesglyph; godsgravesglyphs; greatestpresident; humanwormhole; johnwilkesbooth; lincoln; samuelseymour
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From The Atlantic ...

"Here is a man, elderly but still kicking, who witnessed the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Yet his setting -- the 1950s/1960s game show "I've Got a Secret" -- is completely recognizable as a modern media production. Sure, it's not in color, the hairstyles are a bit outdated, and a cigarette advertisement is prominently displayed, but those are subtle changes when compared with those this man saw in his lifetime."

1 posted on 10/18/2012 7:39:33 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: All

FYI ...

YouTube link at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_iq5yzJ-Dk&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 10/18/2012 7:42:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

read for later, thank you


3 posted on 10/18/2012 7:44:30 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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A few more references for background ...

“The only living witness re-creates the drama of that tragic night”

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1368&dat=19540207&id=wHUxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=SBAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5624,3979599

“A Guy Who ‘Saw’ Lincoln Get Shot Was on a TV Show in 1956 That Is Now on YouTube”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/a-guy-who-saw-lincoln-get-shot-was-on-a-tv-show-in-1956-that-is-now-on-youtube/263800/

“An eyewitness to President Lincoln’s assassination appeared on television in 1956”

http://io9.com/secret-history/


4 posted on 10/18/2012 7:48:34 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Fascinating.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 7:48:46 PM PDT by Sloth (If a tax break counts as "spending" then every time I don't rob a bank should be a "deposit.")
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To: DogByte6RER

I used to watch this show when I was very young...this is amazing stuff...great post!


6 posted on 10/18/2012 7:51:35 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember watching that show as a boy in the 1950s.


7 posted on 10/18/2012 7:55:42 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: DogByte6RER

Later


8 posted on 10/18/2012 7:58:41 PM PDT by TinCan
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To: DogByte6RER

Saw this last year. Amazing.

Pawn Stars had an expert on recently bring an original Wanted poster in great condition. Seller wanted $160,000 and turned down $130,000.

Lincoln’s original proposed 13th Amendment popped up a few years ago. Proposed to... Make slavery clearly Constitutional in a final effort to avoid the Civil War.

Lincoln believed blacks were inferior and should be repatriated to Africa. He suspended basic rights such as freedom of the press, habeus corpus, arrested political opponents, was a horrible blunderer as Commander in Chief, and would be remembered differently had he not been shot. Kennedy, of course, had the good fortune of being assassinated as well saving him from being the most failed president of the z20th century.


9 posted on 10/18/2012 8:01:47 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: SunkenCiv

May be of interest ...

ping


10 posted on 10/18/2012 8:03:10 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Interesting. Thanks.


11 posted on 10/18/2012 8:03:20 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks for posting. Amazing.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 8:06:18 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama in a binder!!!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I remember that show, by the way Bill Cullen was the first host of “ The Price is Right” our Neighbor won a car on the show!


13 posted on 10/18/2012 8:09:03 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Let's get the hell rid of Zero)
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To: DogByte6RER

When I worked for the GOP back in the 1990s I would often run into Grover Cleveland’s son Francis who lived in NH. He used to show up at GOP meetings. Nice old guy. It was strange talking to the son of an American president from the 1880s in in the 1990s.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 8:11:03 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: PghBaldy

Absolutely amazing. I’m saving this to show some friends of mine.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 8:18:31 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: TigerClaws

“Lincoln believed blacks were inferior and should be repatriated to Africa. He suspended basic rights such as freedom of the press, habeus corpus, arrested political opponents, was a horrible blunderer as Commander in Chief, and would be remembered differently had he not been shot.”

There’s a new movie about Lincoln, directed by liberal, Republican-hating Spielberg coming out soon. Maybe he’ll insert these little tidbits.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 8:19:24 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: DogByte6RER

A friend gave me some DVDs of Groucho Marx’s game show from the ‘50s. One of the contestants was an older man and Groucho asked him what his first job was. The man casually responded, “Well, after the Civil War I worked as a courier.” I just stared in awe. He said it so matter-of-factly...like we might say we remember Desert Storm or Vietnam. It really gave me a sense of how young this country is.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 8:19:57 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Where I work, we have a guy who has coined the term “Moore Move”.Named after Gary Moore. It occurs when someone holds information that may be important to others and keeps it to themselves. I’ve Got a Secret still lives.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: DogByte6RER

PFL


19 posted on 10/18/2012 8:22:13 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Inyo-Mono
I remember watching that show as a boy in the 1950s.

I loved that show as a kid and remember watching that very program. The host was Gary Moore... a very funny guy. I also remember one with three or four old guys that the panel could not to figure out. They were all former ball players who played in the very first World Series in 1903. I thought it was cool because I knew one of the players name and figured it out by myself.

20 posted on 10/18/2012 8:26:06 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow.... what a great video


21 posted on 10/18/2012 8:26:34 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: Inyo-Mono
I used to watch this show when I was very young...this is amazing stuff...great post!

The original version of I've Got a Secret premiered on June 19, 1952 and ran until April 3, 1967. This version began broadcasting in black and white and switched to a color format in 1966

I watched it in the mid 60's when I was a lad.

22 posted on 10/18/2012 8:32:26 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: Ditto

Gary Moore appeared on the Tonight show with Carson more than a few times too. He was very funny.


23 posted on 10/18/2012 8:32:39 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: TigerClaws
Lincoln’s original proposed 13th Amendment popped up a few years ago. Proposed to... Make slavery clearly Constitutional in a final effort to avoid the Civil War.

Lincoln did not propose it. It was call the 'Corwin Amendment'. It was put before Congress before he even became president, and the amendment changed nothing. The Constitution written in 1887 already made slavery legal. It was a last ditch attempt to avoid secession.

Lincoln said he did not oppose it because it changed nothing and that he had no intention to interfere with slavery where it already existed. His only campaign promise was to block and further expansion of slavery into the territories. That promise to block expansion was what drove the Deep South into secession.

Read the real history... it is far more interesting than the internet crap that pops up.

24 posted on 10/18/2012 8:36:37 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: DogByte6RER

I saw this episode of “I’ve Got a Secret” several years ago when the Game Show Network used to run a block of programming called “Sunday Night in Black and White.” They featured vintage game shows such as “I’ve Got a Secret”, “What’s My Line?”, and “To Tell The Truth.” It’s too bad they discontinued this programming.


25 posted on 10/18/2012 8:44:15 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: DogByte6RER
"I Saw John Wilkes Booth Shoot Abraham Lincoln ..."

But besides that, how was the play?

26 posted on 10/18/2012 8:49:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (World Series bound and picking up steam, GO GET 'EM,TIGERS!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bookmark


28 posted on 10/18/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT by Ignatz (Winner of a prestigious 1960 Y-chromosome award!)
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To: Ditto

Some more material on Lincoln.

Lincoln was the beginning of the end of the Republic. He created the Imperial Presidency. Executive orders ignoring the Constitution? Thank Lincoln for that.

http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=22929

If you do read the history with an open mind, you’ll discover the South was actually right all along.

Shocker, huh?


29 posted on 10/18/2012 9:05:00 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: DogByte6RER

I was just thinking of my grandparents who were both born in the 1880s.They got to see the most amazing technological changes in history.

When they were young, they traveled to town via oxcart. By the time of their deaths, everyone had TVs, fast automobiles, could ride in near supersonic passenger jets. etc.


30 posted on 10/18/2012 9:07:34 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: LongWayHome

This reminds me of hearing about President Tyler who knew some of the founding fathers yet has a grandson alive today or he just recently died, i think.President Tyler had 19 kids and the youngest was born when he was much older... it is amazing how not that long ago some of these things were.Just seems like way back because of all the advances in technology,etc.


31 posted on 10/18/2012 9:14:41 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: LongWayHome

This reminds me of hearing about President Tyler who knew some of the founding fathers yet has a grandson alive today or he just recently died, i think.President Tyler had 19 kids and the youngest was born when he was much older... it is amazing how not that long ago some of these things were.Just seems like way back because of all the advances in technology,etc.


32 posted on 10/18/2012 9:14:41 PM PDT by flowergirl
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To: LongWayHome

“It was strange talking to the son of an American president from the 1880s in in the 1990s”

I believe that Harrison Tyler is still living. His grandfather was John Tyler, 10th President of the United States.


33 posted on 10/18/2012 9:23:35 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: Pelham

In mid 50s a show called true story sponsored by pall malls had a guy claiming to be Jesse James.

I think about fifteen years ago the family opened Jessie’s grave and a DNA test showed Jesse was already dead as the official story said.

Nice tv tale for young boy


34 posted on 10/18/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: flowergirl

President Tyler still had two living grandsons as of January 2012. Lyon Tyler, Jr and Harrison Tyler.


35 posted on 10/18/2012 9:31:12 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate the White House)
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To: yarddog
Mine, too. My grandmother was born the year the Titanic sank, and has lived to see the space shuttle scuttled.
36 posted on 10/18/2012 9:34:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Pelham

In mid 50s a show called true story sponsored by pall malls had a guy claiming to be Jesse James.

I think about fifteen years ago the family opened Jessie’s grave and a DNA test showed Jesse was already dead as the official story said.

Nice tv tale for young boy


37 posted on 10/18/2012 9:34:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: DogByte6RER

38 posted on 10/18/2012 9:38:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: DogByte6RER

Thanks so much for posting this. I shared this very cool find with the family. We all got a big kick out of it!


39 posted on 10/18/2012 9:48:16 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: DogByte6RER

ping for later read


40 posted on 10/18/2012 9:52:14 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Our military does not kill babies, those that commit abortion kill babies.)
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To: Smokin' Joe
My grandmother was born the year the Titanic sank, and has lived to see the space shuttle scuttled.

My grandfather was born before Custer's last stand, and lived long enough to see men orbit the moon.

41 posted on 10/18/2012 9:58:33 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: DogByte6RER

That’s fascinating. I can’t watch this now, but I will in a few days time.

Thanks for posting this, amazing really.

It’s like that saying, the past isn’t even past. (I don’t have that right, but you get the gist!)


42 posted on 10/18/2012 10:09:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: DogByte6RER; Sloth; who knows what evil?; TigerClaws; 1_Rain_Drop; LongWayHome; rdl6989; ...

Child Eyewitness of The Gettysburg Address

“the voice of William V. Rathvon, who as a nine-year-old boy watched and listened to Abraham Lincoln deliver his address at Gettysburg in November 1863.

“The story was told on February 12, 1938 and recorded on a 78 rpm. record. No other Gettysburg eyewitness is known to have recorded his memories in audio format.”

Audio here: http://www.authentichistory.com/1860-1865/2-sounds/2-historical/19380212_Gettysburg_Eyewitness_William_V_Rathvon.html


43 posted on 10/18/2012 10:15:51 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: GreenHornet

“Sunday Night in Black and White.”

I LOVED that! Those old shows were so great, everyone was so polite and dressed up! I’m very sorry they got rid of it too, enough “lingo” already, these shows were great!

I also liked a game show I used to listen to on NPR....what was the name? I can’t remember, “if you say so”??? “you don’t say”??? Something like that.

It was a very clever game, I only heard it a few times (of course it became elusive as soon as I liked it!) but it involved odd words and fake definitions and having to guess which were real or fake.

I mention it because the promo used to say it would take you back to the days when “radio was in black and white” and I thought that summed it up very well.

It WAS like the old days with Dorothy Kilgallen and all, they’d’ve fit right in. It was very high minded and the folks on it were very polite to each other. And no politics at all, it was really the best NPR show I’ve ever heard (2nd best - “car talk” of course, best callers in radio!).


44 posted on 10/18/2012 10:22:49 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Age of Reason

My great-grandfather was born in 1868 and lived till the B-52 went into service, 1955.

I still remember him.

I remember seeing on I’VE GOT A SECRET, an old Indian who was a warrior with Geronimo.


45 posted on 10/18/2012 10:42:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: jocon307

***It WAS like the old days with Dorothy Kilgallen and all,***

Wasn’t she the reporter who was going to dig into the Kennedy assasination, but was found dead not long after? I remember reading of this back in the mid 1960s.

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/death4.htm


46 posted on 10/18/2012 10:46:19 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I wikied her to see about what you said, and it seems you are right, there is some, let me say “controversy” about her death and the Kennedy assassination. Those who are interested can check out your link or wiki. (I’d urge any of those folks to also check out Ben Bradlee’s dead sister-in-law, I think it was his s-i-l, another suspicious Kennedy related death)

But it seems that mostly she was a show biz reporter and the only way I know her is as a participant in these early game shows.

I’m guessing you are a little older than me (I’m 54, Lord bless me) and I’m just barely old enough to remember “what’s my line” “to tell the truth” and some of the other shows from early TV. I don’t think I really remember “I’ve got a secret” from prime time, but I certainly did see it sometimes, I’m guessing in some late night pre-cable re-runs.

One thing I do know - I’m not *really* a baby boomer because I DO NOT remember Howdy Doody!

What was up with that show? People even a very few years older than me have it as part of their real cultural memory base I and my cohorts know nothing about it, other than what we’ve gleaned from our near elders! I’ve never figured out the exact dividing line, but Im pretty sure there is one.

I guess this show was a huge hit, but never went into reruns. To me this is a strange and almost unique situation.

Oh, actually there’s another one I can think of “Peter Gunn” everyone knows and loves the theme song to that show, but I don’t know ANYONE who’s seen the actual show!

The mysteries left to us from early TV!


47 posted on 10/18/2012 11:36:01 PM PDT by jocon307
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48 posted on 10/19/2012 12:10:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Age of Reason
My grandfather was born before Custer's last stand, and lived long enough to see men orbit the moon.

Add in a couple of world wars, the atomic age, electrification, radio, television, automobiles, lasers, aircraft, jet engines, computers, etc. etc. etc. and I just hope I can deal with the technological and other changes I witness in the remainder of my life as gracefully (when being graceful is appropriate). (8^D)

49 posted on 10/19/2012 1:02:18 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TigerClaws

Lol

The Lincoln Worship Brigade will be along shortly

Good luck


50 posted on 10/19/2012 1:14:34 AM PDT by wardaddy (my wife prays in the tanning bed....guess what region i live in...ya'll?)
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