Witness to the Lincoln Assassination Appeared on TV

Seymour Winston, he last living witness to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln appeared on the TV show “I’ve Got a Secret” on 9 February 1956. As made sense at the time, they offered him a carton of cigarettes, but he requested pipe tobacco….

The show’s producers knew of Mr. Winston because of an article that had appeared in The American Weekly.

Samuel J. Seymour, as told to Frances Spatz Leighton, “I Saw Lincoln Shot,” (Milwaukee:  The Milwaukee Sentinel, 7 February 1954), p. 11. Google News.