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Death Will Not Silence Me
A recounting of the tragic life of former First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln as she struggled with the loss of her husband and two young sons; as well as the devils that plagued her.
Air Dates:
First Run - November 16, 1981
Repeat - January 25, 1982
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1 Response to Episode 1260

The story was that of Mary Todd Lincoln and the fate that she seemed to endure. After losing 3 of 4 sons before maturity, and a husband to assassination, the womans despair and depression were probably inevitable. The story focuses on Mary Todd's belief that her bloodline was cursed. It was intriguing. Having been a polititical science major, I found this story very enjoyable. Now to ramble. As a footnote, the writer made a simple mistake due to name similarity. Junius Brutus Booth, the father of John Wilkes Booth, passed away in 1852, and was not invited by Robert Todd Lincoln to the White House. Edwin Booth, John Booth's brother, had indeed, ironically, saved Robert Lincolns life at a train depot. Robert invited He and his brother, Junius Brutus Booth, JR., to the White House. Interestingly, Junius Brutus Booth, the father was perhaps the greatest actor of the nineteenth century United States. John Booth, was a Confederate Sympathizer, had performed for President Linclon nearly a year and a half before he killed the man in the very same theater. During that performance he ominously glared at Lincoln in the course of his act as a villian. Also, another interesting fact, Robert Todd Lincoln had been invited by 3 Presidents to attend their assassinations. After Mckinley was killed, he made an announcement that he would never again accept the invitation of a President. President Lincoln had no living descendants after the death of Robert Todd Beckwith in 1985 or 89 (can't recall). This story is very good in that it really inspires one to study our history. One also has to feel very sorry for poor Mary Lincoln.

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