American Justice Season 1993
S1993 E00Apr 28, 1993
City Killer Gangs Apr 28, 1993 Organized crime during the Prohibition era, including profiles of Al Capone, Bugs Moran and Lucky Luciano. Brooklyn DA Charles J. Hynes joins host Bill Kurtis.
S1993 E00Feb 13, 1993
Prostitution: Sex and the Law Feb 13, 1993 Examining the case in which a man's wife and children were brutally murdered, he claimed, by drug-crazed hippies.
S1993 E00May 9, 1993
Target Mafia: Unions and the Mob May 9, 1993 Mobsters in the labor movement; Socks Lanza; Jimmy Hoffa; Willie Bioff and Hollywood; Murder Incorporated.
S1993 E00Apr 21, 1993
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann Apr 21, 1993 Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi official captured by Israeli agents in 1960 and taken to Israel to be tried for war crimes.
S1993 E10Sep 29, 1993
Target: Mafia (Gangbusters) Sep 29, 1993 Profiling "gangbusters" such as Harry Anslinger, first commissioner of the Bureau of Narcotics; and Thomas E. Dewey, who successfully prosecuted Charles "Lucky" Luciano on charges of running a prostitution ring.
S1993 E10Sep 1, 1993
Bonnie and Clyde Sep 1, 1993 Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, whose string of robberies and killings made them two of the most notorious criminals of the 1930s.
S1993 E10Jun 23, 1993
Target Mafia: The Showdown Jun 23, 1993 Federal government battles the mob; Rico statutes; Castellano tapes.
S1993 E10Aug 11, 1993
Mafia Wars Aug 11, 1993 Examining the battles waged against gangland families by the Gambino organized-crime family, led by “Boss of Bosses” Paul Castellano, until his 1985 assassination that was masterminded by John Gotti.
S1993 E10Sep 22, 1993
Target: Mafia (The Kennedys and the Mob) Sep 22, 1993 "The Kennedys and the Mob" examines efforts by President Kennedy and his brother Robert to curtail mob activity; the possible link between JFK's assassination and organized crime.
S1993 E10Jun 16, 1993
Target Mafia: Secrets Unveiled Jun 16, 1993 Crime summit at Apalachin; Castellano seizes Gambino's power.
S1993 E10Jul 28, 1993
Attack at Waco Jul 28, 1993 The story of the tragic assault on the Branch Davidian compound in Texas and the subsequent efforts to determine the facts and assign blame
S1993 E10Jun 30, 1993
Escape From Alcatraz Jun 30, 1993 Prisoners at Alcatraz conspire to escape.
S1993 E10Sep 8, 1993
Target: Mafia (The Prohibition Years) Sep 8, 1993 "Target: Mafia" studies crime during Prohibition. Examined: Assistant Attorney General Mabel Walker Willebrandt's efforts to curtail bootlegging; battles between ethnic gangs.
S1993 E10Sep 15, 1993
Target: Mafia (Birth of the American Mafia) Sep 15, 1993 Examining "The Birth of the American Mafia," from its origins in Sicily to mob activity during Prohibition. Included: the roles of Al Capone and Charles "Lucky" Luciano; rivalry among Italian, Irish and Jewish gangs.
S1993 E20Nov 17, 1993
The Rosenbergs Nov 17, 1993 The trial and executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, convicted in 1951 of conspiracy to commit espionage. Included: footage from a mock trial held by the American Bar Association; comments from Rosenberg attorney Marshall Perlin.
S1993 E20Oct 6, 1993
Target: Mafia Secrets Unveiled aka Empire of Crime Oct 6, 1993 "Empire of Crime" examines mob activity during World War II; the murder of Benjamin Siegel; nightclubs, casinos and racetracks linked to organized crime.
S1993 E20Oct 27, 1993
Mobfathers Part 3 Oct 27, 1993 Conclusion. Examining connections between the Sicilian Mafia and the U.S., and the influence of the incarcerated Nicodemo Scarfo on crime in Philadelphia.
S1993 E20Oct 20, 1993
Mobfathers Part 2 Oct 20, 1993 Part 2 of a three-part history of mob activity in Philadelphia concerns local and Federal government investigations of Nicodemo Scarfo, which led to his imprisonment. Included: Scarfo's operations---from Philadelphia to Florida.
S1993 E20Oct 13, 1993
Mobfathers Part 1 Oct 13, 1993 A three-part history of mob activity in Philadelphia. Part 1 shows how Nicodemo Scarfo gained power by supplying concrete to the growing casino industry in Atlantic City.
S1993 E20Dec 15, 1993
KKK: Hate Crimes in America Dec 15, 1993 Racially motivated crimes in the U.S., such as the murders of three civil-rights workers in Mississippi, and the 1988 beating death of an Ethiopian student in Oregon. Included: comments from attorney Morris Dees.
S1993 E20Nov 3, 1993
Mike Tyson Rape on Trial Nov 3, 1993 Examining highly publicized rape cases, including the 1992 conviction of Mike Tyson for the rape of a beauty-pageant contestant; and the 1983 gang-rape case in New Bedford, Mass., that inspired the 1988 movie "The Accused."
S1993 E20Nov 24, 1993
Fire Starters Nov 24, 1993 Examining two arson cases: the 1990 blaze at the Happy Land club in the Bronx, which claimed 87 lives; and the 1944 Hartford Circus fire, in which 168 people were killed. Included: retired firefighter Rick Davey, who investigated the Hartford fire.
S1993 E20Nov 10, 1993
Jeffrey Dahmer: Mystery of a Serial Killer Nov 10, 1993 A graphic account of the crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer who became, his attorney Gerald Boyle says, "the embodiment of evil." Included: footage from Dahmer's trial; comments from experts on serial murder.
S1993 E20Dec 1, 1993
Alcatraz: Escaping America's Toughest Prison Dec 1, 1993 A history of Alcatraz recalls some of the prison's most spectacular breakout attempts, including one that inspired the film "Escape from Alcatraz." Also: the maximum-security prison at Marion, Ill.
S1993 E30Sep 22, 1993
Target: Mafia (Unions and the Mob) Sep 22, 1993 Mobsters in the labor movement; Socks Lanza; Jimmy Hoffa; Willie Bioff and Hollywood; Murder Incorporated.
S1993 E30Dec 29, 1993
Vigilante Justice Dec 29, 1993 Cases of vigilantism in the U.S., including the 1984 Bernhard Goetz subway shooting in New York City; the 1984 murder of an alleged child molester; and the 1987 torching of a Detroit crack house.