Crime, Documentary, History: A cheap, powerful drug emerges during a recession, igniting a moral panic fueled by racism. Explore the complex history of crack in the 1980s.
Crime, Documentary, Economics & Politics: His political track record put him on a path toward presidential candidacy. But controversy changed the course of history.
Crime, Documentary: Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.
Crime, Sports: Shattered trust. Dashed dreams. Unimaginable trauma. That's just the toxic tip of a culture of abuse, corruption and cover-ups.
Crime: Each episode of If I Should Die opens with a baffling homicide. Detectives arrive to a crime scene that offers few clues. As they try and put together a chronicle of the events that led up to the murder, we are presented with a sympathetic victim who has no obvious enemies. The big break comes when the written words of our victim are discovered in the form of their diaries. With this new first-hand evidence, detectives begin to eliminate potential suspects and round up new ones -- giving our victims a hand in bringing their killers to justice. Their writings literally speak from beyond the grave to solve their own murders. Whether starting a new job, moving to a new town, or finding a new love, people who chronicle their lives often write detailed and personal accounts of their experiences, observations, feelings and attitudes. These narratives also reveal an individual's true emotions, the things they hide from those closest to them. Their testimonies create a vibrant, three-dimensional picture of their lives, their relationships, and their hopes and dreams snuffed out too soon. It becomes clear that while they may be projecting an external calm veneer to the world, in reality they're facing true jeopardy. As each episode unfolds, the narrative weaves through the red herrings, mystery and suspense of the investigation as the detectives sift through the evidence looking for a break. Once discovered, the victim's writings are a treasure trove for law enforcement. As the investigation twists and turns and hurtles towards an emotionally-devastating conclusion, the full picture of events leading up to the murder begins to come into focus. A journal entry shared early that indicates a happy family life or concerns about a new relationship takes on new meaning when information revealed later has detectives casts original assumptions in a new and troubling light. Deciphering both the actual words and reading "between the lines," detectives ultimately succeed in using these personal testimonials to unlock the mystery and identify the killer, bringing closure to a grieving family.
Crime, Documentary: Lions. Tigers. Murder? Oh my. A jaw-dropping true tale of con artists, polygamy, rivalry and revenge.
Crime, Documentary: In the period between 1979 to 1981, at least 30 African-American children and young adults disappeared or were murdered in Atlanta. Although 23-year-old Wayne Williams was prosecuted for two of the crimes, the rest of the cases were ultimately closed following his conviction in 1982. The docuseries hears from the victims’ families and examines the original trial materials and court documents, raising new questions for further investigation, and takes a closer look at the racial tensions and cultural clashes that brought Atlanta to a boiling point and caught the nation in a moment of transition.
Crime, Documentary: Addiction. Deception. Chaos. Two chemists tasked with testing drug evidence proved something else: The system is broken.
Crime, Sports: On September 26, 2017, an extensive two-year undercover FBI investigation into a basketball corruption scandal led to the arrest of executives at Adidas and assistant coaches at major college programs. At the center of it all was Christian Dawkins, an unassuming and unknown 25-year-old who was allegedly part of a criminal enterprise that infiltrated college basketball teams and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs. For the first time ever, Dawkins explains how a kid from Saginaw, Michigan wound up in a hotel suite surrounded by FBI agents with a warrant for his arrest.
Crime, Documentary: A Wilderness of Error is a five-part docuseries from award-winning producers of The Jinx, Marc Smerling and Jason Blum, based on the book by Errol Morris, who appears in the series. When Army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is sent to prison for killing his family, swirling narratives challenge our ability to find the truth all the while overshadowing a chilling possibility: MacDonald may be innocent.
Biography, Crime, Documentary: A painting by an iconic Native artist leads the rock star who buys it into the tragic, brutal world of an art forgery ring in Canada's far north.