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.