American Justice Season 1998
S1998 E01Jan 7, 1998
Most Wanted Jan 7, 1998 The history of the FBI's "10 Most Wanted" list and criminals who have been apprehended after making the list. Also: how criminal profiles have changed over the years. Interviewed: author Michael Newton, FBI agents and other law-enforcement officials.
S1998 E02Jan 28, 1998
Pizza Connection Jan 28, 1998 A report on the U.S. Government's battle to break up a mob drug operation through a mammoth FBI investigation leading to Sicily, Zurich, the Midwest and New York City pizzerias. Included: interviews with FBI agents, attorneys, drug-enforcement agents and Italian government officials.
S1998 E03Feb 25, 1998
The John Lennon Assassination Feb 25, 1998 Retracing the steps of John Lennon's confessed killer Mark David Chapman, who shot the ex-Beatle on Dec. 8, 1980. Included: interviews with police, doctors who tried to save Lennon, and Chapman's attorneys.
S1998 E04Mar 11, 1998
L.A. Mob Mar 11, 1998 The history of organized crime in Los Angeles, including its connections to Hollywood. Key figures such as Jack Dragna and Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno are profiled. Also: attempts by law-enforcement officials to curtail mob activity. Interviewed: former police chief Daryl Gates; a former FBI agent; mob insiders; journalists.
S1998 E05Apr 22, 1998
False Witness Apr 22, 1998 The case of a convicted rapist who was pardoned when his alleged victim recanted her testimony. Included: interviews with Illinois governor James Thompson, attorneys, detectives, a polygraph examiner.
S1998 E06May 6, 1998
Spree Killers May 6, 1998 Examining the case of Nebraska teenagers Charles Starkweather and Carol Ann Fugate, who killed 10 people in the 1950s and inspired the 1974 film “Badlands.” Included: the capture, trial and execution of Starkweather.
S1998 E07May 27, 1998
Framed May 27, 1998 The case of Clarence Brandley, a west Texas man wrongfully convicted of a 1980 murder and sentenced to death. Included: alleged collusion between police, prosecutors and judges; legal appeals and two stays of execution; Brandley's second trial and release from Death Row. Interviewed: Brandley, his attorneys, the judge from the first trial, a private investigator, Brandley's brother.
S1998 E08Jul 1, 1998
Dead Woman Walking: The Karla Faye Tucker Story Jul 1, 1998 The story of Karla Faye Tucker, the Texas woman who converted to Christianity while on death row. Included: her conviction and execution for two 1983 murders. Interviewed: Tucker's sister, her spiritual advisor, a victim's husband, attorneys.
S1998 E09Jul 8, 1998
Hunting Bambi: The Laurie Bembenek Story Jul 8, 1998 The case of Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek, the former Milwaukee police officer whose conviction for the 1981 murder of her then-husband's first wife was overturned in 1992. Bembenek escaped from prison in 1990, but was recaptured in Canada.
S1998 E10Aug 2, 1998
Charles Whitman: Austin Sniper Aug 2, 1998 Profiling Charles Whitman, who killed more than a dozen people during a shooting spree from the University of Texas tower on Aug. 1, 1966.
S1998 E11Aug 12, 1998
Marriage and Murder Aug 12, 1998 The stories of three people accused of murdering their spouses are chronicled. Included: the trials of Debra Hartmann, Steven Steinberg and Charline Brundidge. Interviewed: attorneys, investigators and a psychiatrist.
S1998 E12Oct 7, 1998
Hunt for the Unabomber Oct 7, 1998 The story of how the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, was captured following 17 years of sending mail bombs. Included: how Kaczynski's brother turned him in after reading his "manifesto" in the newspaper. Interviewed: FBI officials, friends of Kaczynski, attorneys.
S1998 E13Oct 14, 1998
Green Beret Murder Mystery Oct 14, 1998 The case of Jeffrey MacDonald, a doctor and former Green Beret captain convicted of the murder of his family, is chronicled. Interviewed: MacDonald, investigators, attorneys, relatives of the deceased.
S1998 E14Oct 19, 1998
Heidi Fleiss Oct 19, 1998 The story of Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss is chronicled. Fleiss is interviewed about her call-girl business and the sting operation that led to her prosecution. Included: her 1994 trial for pandering and cocaine possession; her Federal trial for tax evasion and money laundering.
S1998 E15Oct 28, 1998
High Crimes and Misdemeanors Oct 28, 1998 Examining the impeachment process, placing it in historical context and looking at the case against President Clinton. Interviewed: Watergate prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste; political scientist Alan Lichtman; former Federal Judge Alcee Hastings.
S1998 E16Nov 18, 1998
Death Row Prostitute: Aileen Wuornos Nov 18, 1998 Featured: the case of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute sentenced to death for a series of Florida highway murders. Included: the police investigation; Wuornos's first trial; videotape of her confession and trial testimony.
S1998 E17Dec 2, 1998
Selena: Murder of a Star Dec 2, 1998 The 1995 murder of Tejano singer Selena, and the subsequent trial of her associate Yolanda Saldivar, is chronicled. Interviewed: Selena's father, attorneys, an eyewitness.
S1998 E18Dec 23, 1998
Fall From Grace Dec 23, 1998 Chronicling the celebrity trials of sportscaster Marv Albert, former congressman Mel Reynolds and one-time Miss America Bess Myerson. Interviewed: attorneys Roy Black and Raoul Felder.
S1998 E19Dec 30, 1998
A Civil Action Dec 30, 1998 A 1982 civil lawsuit brought by residents of Woburn, Mass., following the leukemia-related deaths of 5 children is examined. Interviewed: the plaintiffs, attorneys, and judge in the case.