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Preview: Season 28 Episode 2 | 2m 9s

President James Garfield was just four months into his presidency when he was shot by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. After his death that September, Garfield became a symbol of lost opportunity for a nation in transition. Based on Candice Millard's bestseller, "Destiny of the Republic," American Experience's "Murder of a President" premieres January 5 at 9/8c on PBS.

Aired: 01/05/16

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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