Great Performances

Hamilton in :60: His Legacy

Clip: Season 44 Episode 2 | 1m 13s

Alexander Hamilton was shot and killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. From monuments and historic sites, to our currency and banking system, Hamilton's legacy lives on many forms. Thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical, Hamilton, this founding father has once again taken center stage.

Aired: 10/20/16

Rating: NR

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