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    Making a Buck (2001)

    This documentary looks at the fascinating crime of counterfeiting money, focusing on the vulnerability of the paper banknotes of the United States and Britain. The program starts with the story of “John”, a modern-day counterfeiter who Xeroxed U.S. $50 and $100 dollar bills. After a brief discussion of the history of the earliest coins […]

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    Manson (1973)

    Opening with a monologue that features Sandra Good claiming: “when somebody needs to be killed, there’s no wrong, you do it,” Manson is an ominous peek inside Charles Manson and his “Family.” Taking place after Manson and the Tate-LaBianca killers had been arrested, co-director Hendrickson spent two years living with the “Family.” During that […]

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    McDonald’s Massacre (1984)

    McDonald’s Massacre – The San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre was a mass shooting that occurred in and around a McDonald’s restaurant in the San Diego neighborhood of San Ysidro on July 18, 1984. The perpetrator, 41-year-old James Huberty, shot and killed 21 people and injured 19 others before being fatally shot by a SWAT team […]

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    Memory of the Camps (1985)

    Fifty years ago, film crews for the Allied Expeditionary Force entered Nazi concentration camps to find atrocities beyond their imagination. Kept in a vault at Londons Imperial War Museum since 1945, the film shows tragic images of the genocide including scenes of gas chambers, experimentation labs and the haunted, starving survivors. Some footage was […]

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    Monkey Trial (2002)

    Monkey Trial follows one of the most famous legal battles of the 20th century, the trial of John Scopes for violating a Tennessee law forbidding the teaching of evolution in public schools. But the account presented here sheds new light on this well-known event, rewriting popular history and biography in the process. The trial […]

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    Munich Operation Bayonet (2006)

    Operation Wrath of God, also called Operation Bayonet, was a covert operation directed by Israel and the Mossad to assassinate individuals alleged to have been directly or indirectly involved in the 1972 Munich massacre. Their targets included members of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, who were responsible for the Munich attack, and members […]

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    Murder Casebook: The Black Museum (1991)

    The Black Museum at New Scotland Yard in London is home to some of the most gruesome relics and macabre secrets in more than a century of crime. Behind every exhibit lies the story of the crime, detection, and sometimes horror…. This video goes behind the doors of the notorious Black Museum and with […]

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    Murder City – Detroit (2008)

    Murder City – Detroit – 100 Years of Crime and Violence – The complete history of crime in Detroit, from the bootlegging Purple Gang of the 1920s (some of whom allegedly worked for Al Capone) and the flamboyant Errol Flynns of the 1970s who helped originate gang signs, to the ’80s drug consortium Young […]

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    Murder of a President (2016)

    The description of the 1880 Republican convention in “Murder of a President” sure sounds like a possible future for both major parties as they choose their 2016 presidential candidates. The delegates were about evenly divided between Senator James G. Blaine and the former president, Ulysses S. Grant. The two sides held significantly different visions […]

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    Murder on the Victorian Railway (2013)

    Mixing narration with ‘talking heads’ portrayals of eye witnesses this tells how,in July 1864,elderly banker Thomas Briggs is found dying on railway lines near Hackney. He had been hit on the head,robbed and his body thrown from the carriage – making him the first ever murder victim on a train. As a result national […]

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    Nanking (2007)

    Four years before Pearl Harbor, Japan was already on the march in China, grabbing territory in its quest for imperial expansion. After Shanghai fell, Japanese troops set their sights on Nanking, the capital of China at the time. It was just 160 miles up the Yangtze River. The events later known as the rape […]

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    Only Belle: A serial killer from Selbu (2006)

    Belle Sorenson Gunness (November 11, 1859 – April 28, 1908) left her native Norway in 1881, at the age of 21, to travel to Chicago. She married her first husband, Mads Sorenson, three years later in 1884. The couple opened an unsuccessful confectionery store that burned down under strange circumstances almost a year later. […]