Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Watch Murder of a President


When you are in the US (or maybe another country, but it's not working from Germany) you can watch American Experience: Murder of a President here at the PBS webpage. The episode is also available on DVD at the PBS shop.

P.S. Kathryn will also play theater again. I will post about her new engagement soon.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Review: ‘American Experience’ Traces President Garfield’s Assassination

Friday, January 29, 2016

Premiere Screening of MURDER OF A PRESIDENT

Yesterday took place the Premiere Screening of MURDER OF A PRESIDENT at Directors Guild of America - 110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019


American Experience tweeted a few photos of the event and Q&A.








PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and RANDOM HOUSE invite you to the premiere screening of Murder of a President

Please join the cast and filmmakers

Shuler Hensley
Kathryn Erbe 

Rob Rapley
Director
Mark Samels
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE executive producer

and
Candice Millard
author of Destiny of a Republic

ABOUT THE FILM
Based on Candice Millard's best-seller, Murder of a President is the story of James A. Garfield, one of the most
extraordinary men ever elected president, his shooting by a deluded madman named Charles Guiteau, and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Featuring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Garfield, Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as his beloved wife Lucretia, and Will Janowitz (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) as the assassin, the sweeping and dramatic story of Garfield's life combines science and medicine, party politics and love.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Murder of a President premieres Tuesday, February 2 at 9pm on WNET and PBS stations nationwide.
When
Where
Directors Guild of America - 110 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019

Monday, January 18, 2016

Kathryn will join American Experience: Murder of a President

Oh yeah, Kathryn was very busy lately. There will be another tv presence soon. 

President James Garfield (Shuler Hensley) remains gravely ill in the days after he was struck by an assassin’s bullet. He is watched over by his wife Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe).
Credit: Courtesy of Klára Cvrčková / WGBH Educational Foundation


American Experience: Murder of a President (PBS Distribution

Based on Candice Millard’s best-seller Destiny of the Republic, Murder of a President is the story of James A. Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, his shooting by a deluded madman named Charles Guiteau, and its bizarre and tragic aftermath. Just four months after Garfield took office, Guiteau fired two bullets at the president in a Washington, D.C. train station. Amazingly, Garfield survived, and for the next 79 days, the nation held its breath while his medical team and others – including inventor Alexander Graham Bell – struggled in vain to keep him alive. Featuring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Garfield, Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) as his beloved wife Lucretia, and Will Janowitz (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) as the assassin, the sweeping and dramatic story of Garfield’s life combines science and medicine, party politics and love.

Part of the Peabody Award-winning American Experience series, The Presidents, Murder of a President premieres on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00 p.m. on KUED and also airs Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

On the morning of July 2, 1881, as Garfield entered the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Charles Guiteau shot him twice. The first bullet sliced through the president’s right arm; the second ripped into his back. Guiteau was immediately arrested.

Just five minutes after the shooting, the first doctor reached the station, and within the hour, he would be joined by nine more physicians. As Garfield fought for his life, his medical team – led by the questionable Dr. Doctor Bliss – administered archaic and unsanitary measures, rejecting the method of antisepsis that had been recently discovered by the British surgeon Joseph Lister. Garfield was transported back to the White House and Bliss assumed control, refusing assistance or opinions from other doctors. 

As Garfield’s life hung in the balance, the nation remained riveted to news reports, and thousands of letters of support poured in for the ailing president. Even Alexander Graham Bell, the recent inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent the first metal detector, a device capable of finding the bullet.

But Bliss interfered with the metal detector tests, fearing they would reveal that the bullet was lodged in a place other than where he had indicated. Throughout, Lucretia remained at her husband’s side, advocating on his behalf. She brought in another doctor, Garfield’s cousin, but he too was unable to convince Bliss to change course.

Weakened by pain and riddled with infection, Garfield remained stoic and conscious until the end. On September 5th, he asked to be moved to the seashore in Elberon, New Jersey, where train track was laid directly to the door of his borrowed summer home. With Lucretia and his family by his side, Garfield died on September 19, 1881. 

“The 1880s represent a crucial moment in American history. Garfield’s presidency promised to lead the nation into a new and brighter direction. He grew up in terrible poverty and rose to the Presidency on the sheer force of his personality and intellect and truly believed all Americans should have the same opportunity to succeed,” says American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels. 

“Garfield had come to represent that vision for which the Union had fought,” says historian Heather Cox Richardson. “Garfield believed that everybody should have equality of opportunity and that the government should help them get that. With the assassination of Garfield, that dream, the dream for which the Union had fought, that vision died.”

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Kathryn will join CBS' Elementary tomorrow night

‘Elementary’ 4×07 - Miss Taken 


Has Sherlock met a person of interest even more cunning than his father? We have a few teasers about Elementary season 4, episode 7’s return!

Sherlock has a knack for stringing together details and motives faster than your average detective. Reading people, however, is another story. Elementary returns in 2016 with season 4, episode 7, “Miss Taken,” involving a case centered on a young woman recently reunited with her parents years after being abducted. While her family is perfectly content to have their daughter back in their home, Sherlock is having trouble seeing the how the picture comes together from the pieces of this week’s puzzle.

Will this week’s person of interest be able to fly under Sherlock’s radar? Check out Hypable’s exclusive promo for Elementary‘s return.

Elementary season 4, episode 7, “Miss Taken,” returns to CBS on Thursday, January 7 at 10:00 p.m. EST.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Lunch With Kathryn Erbe of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in NYC

There are only Nine Hours left to win a Lunch with Kathryn.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Charitybuzz: Lunch With Kathryn Erbe of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in NYC




Enjoy lunch with Detective Alexandra Eames in New York City!

Kathryn Erbe is best known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames in Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz.”  She also appeared on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” NBC’s “Another World” and the television movie “Breathing Lessons.”
Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit “Stir of Echoes” opposite Kevin Bacon and “Dream with the Fishes” with David Arquette.  Her additional film credits include “Entropy,” “Kiss of Death,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Rich in Love”,  “What About Bob?”, and “Speaking of Sex” with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray. Erbe also filmed “Three Backyards,” starring opposite Embeth Davidtz and Edie Falco, “Mother’s House”, “Worst Friend’s”, and “The Love Guide” with Parker Posey.
Before appearing in feature films, Erbe began her career on the stage.  She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stella, “Curse of the Starving Class” and “My Thing of Love.”  She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in “Speed of Darkness.” Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company. For the last year, Erbe has recently focused her attention to the theater appearing in Craig Lucas’ play ‘Ode to Joy,  as Pat Nixon in The Vineyard’s ‘Checkers’, Natasha in Lincoln Center’s ‘Nikolai and The Others’ as well as Sue in ACT’s ‘Natural Affection’.

Donated by: Kathryn Erbe 
 
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