How much of the truth is left out of US history and when does a simple oversight become something more, possibly even a conspiracy?

Most US text books cite John Wilkes Booth as the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, ignoring the involvement of eight other conspirators who were convicted.


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But is this intentional, and if so, why?  

On Thursday's Riz Khan show we talk to Jesse Ventura, the controversial author and former wrestler turned governor, who says there are many more historical "facts" that have been conveniently overlooked.

In his latest book, American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us, Ventura goes behind some of America's best known stories to uncover the conspiracy and reveal the truth.

The Riz Khan show aired from, Thursday, March 11, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera