WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- America's National Geographic Channel says it has set a Feb. 17 airdate for its first original scripted drama, "Killing Lincoln."
The small-screen adaption of Bill O'Reilly's best-selling book is narrated on camera by Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks. Billy Campbell stars as Abraham Lincoln and Jesse Johnson as John Wilkes Booth.
"April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing 'a tyrant,' as he charged -- the 16th president of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln," the cable network said in a news release.