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.

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