If you have the time, I invite you all to watch this 1998 episode of Touched by an Angel entitled “Beautiful Dreamer”. In it, Della Reese’s character recounts the assassination of Lincoln through the experiences of her fellow angels, who were there at the time. The show is filled with artistic and spiritual license (it is Touched by an Angel, after all), but it still provides an entertaining and fairly accurate representation of Lincoln’s death. While Booth is portrayed more drunken than sinister, the writers of the show still gave him wonderful dialogue with the angel, Andrew, explaining his motivations and beliefs. It is a unique portrayal of Booth that actually leaves us feeling sorry for him rather than hatred. What’s more, it’s clear the producers did their homework. They stunningly recreated the façade of Ford’s Theatre, the presidential box, and even included auxiliary characters by name like Laura Keene, Peter Taltavull, and John Parker. In my opinion, this dramatization of Lincoln’s assassination from the mainstream media is one worth watching.