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HAMILTON VS. BURR: A STRANGE CASE OF HOMICIDE

HAMILTON VS. BURR: A STRANGE CASE OF HOMICIDE, aired on NPR in 1992, was the first radio program produced by the Radio Action Theatre and Foundation for New Media. With a cast including Eli Wallach and Henderson Forsythe, it dramatizes the series of events that led to the fatal "interview" -- so called because duelling was illegal at the time in New Jersey and New York -- between Federalist leader Alexander Hamilton and his longtime adversaryAaron Burr. The story is told in flashback as a judge (Wallach) hears evidence as to whether Burr, the sitting vice-president of the United States, should be indicted for first degree murder. Produced by Chares Potter and directed by Robert Clem. Recorded at Westrax Studios in New York City in September 1991.

 

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This program was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Jersey Humanities Council.

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