Today there in the world there are over 50 countries which still enforce the death penalty, individuals who break the law can face a firing squad in China, lethal injection in the United States and hanging in Singapore. The death penalty was abolished in the United Kingdom initially for murder in 1965 remained for other crimes such as treason right up until 1998. For centuries the state carried ou
The documentary series titled "American Experience" sets about taking fresh look at the charismatic but also slightly mysterious man who manage to captivate not only a nation but the entire western world and to this day remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders, John F. Kennedy. We are taken through Kennedy's privileged childhood years right up to his term in office, exploring a
Well before actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford made them famous on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid dazzled many Americans with tales of infamy spanning both coasts. Their escapade's took place primarily around the 1890's, were by they robbed banks and trains throughout the West. After their crime spree these two seemingly vanished into thin air, becoming national news and the stuff
Hermann Göring was Hitlers right hand man who after World War II was convicted in the Nuremberg trials of war crimes and crimes against humanity. He was sentenced to death by hanging but before this sentence was carried out he chose to take his own life by ingesting cyanide the night before his execution was meant to take place. This film sets to tell his story.
The Tower of London a royal palace and mighty fortress, infamous prison, place of execution and torture. With unprecedented access this film goes deep into the archives to uncover extraordinary relics and rituals hidden for centuries unraveling the secrets of one of Britain's most iconic landmarks.
In the early 1970's a single minded revolutionary lay concealed in the Cambodian jungle. As American bombs exploded around him he remained obsessed with his secret plan to destroy his own culture in the name of utopia. In building his perfect society his regime reeked of chaos, 2 million people died nearly one in every four Cambodians. This is the story of how Pol Pot gained power and the atrociti
In April of 1945 Hitler was now beyond doubt, the most wanted man in Europe, dead or alive the victorious Allies needed to see his body, in the dock or in the grave but in the chaos of war proof that the dictator had died appeared elusive. Questions were asked regarding his death or possible escape from Germany. This doubt grew into mystery which attracted spies, scientists and historians from all
The Russian Revolution changed the world forever, almost overnight an entire society was destroyed and replaced with on of the most radical social experiments ever seen. Poverty, crime, privilege and class division were to be eliminated a new era of socialism promised peace, prosperity and equality for all the peoples of the world. But the social experiment failed, millions were killed and within
The story behind D-Day is one which has been told from nearly every perspective, from the soldiers who fought that day, the military tacticians who planned it to the generals who led it. This being said there is one group whose efforts seem to get forgotten, these were the spies who made the whole thing possible.