The Maryland Public Television website describes the feature as follows:
The episode featuring the Booth letter will be aired on Maryland Public Television on:
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 09:00 PM
Sunday, July 12, 2009 06:00 PM
Monday, July 06, 2009 09:00 PM
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 03:00 AM
You can watch a preview of the History Detectives 7th season on their website. Junius Brutus Booth is mentioned in the preview, and you'll get a brief glimpse of the actual letter he wrote to Jackson. Just do an online search for History Detectives. The preview is available on their home page.
The story of the outlaw George Lovett alias Fontaine asking that his skull be shipped to Junius Brutus Booth Sr. was recently featured on "All Things Considered" (National Public Radio). On June 4, 2009, NPR aired a feature about Jude Law who is currently appearing in a production of Hamlet in London. Mr. Law apparently insisted on having a real human skull as a prop for the grave digger's scene. This prompted listener Jay Dennis Robinson of Portsmith, NH, to contact the show about the human skull that still "resides" in Edwin Booth's bedroom at The Players in New York City.
You can listen to both features at:
June 4th Feature about Jude Law, "On London's West End, 'Hamlet' With Human Skull":
June 5th Feature about the Booths, "Letters: 'Hamlet' Skull":
If the links don't work, go to the NPR site www.npr.org and do a search for Jude Law and Edwin Booth and links to both features will come up.