American Justice Season 2001
S2001 E01Jan 31, 2001
Hiding in Plain Sight: Tales of a Fugitive Jan 31, 2001 An examination of the case of Howard Mechanic, who went into hiding, beginning in the '70s, to avoid a five-year sentence incurred during an anti-Vietnam War protest. He was arrested in 2000 in Arizona, where he was running for Scottsdale City Council.
S2001 E02Feb 21, 2001
Mother on Death Row Feb 21, 2001 A report on the case of Darlie Routier, who is on death row for the murder of her two sons in 1996.
S2001 E03Mar 4, 2001
William Joyce, Lord Haw Haw Mar 4, 2001 Profiling William Joyce, the former deputy leader of the British Union of Fascists, who fled to Germany to work for the Nazis until he was captured in 1945 and hanged.
S2001 E04Mar 7, 2001
The Atlanta Child Murders Mar 7, 2001 A look at the “Atlanta Child Murders,” in which 29 blacks, mostly boys, were slain between 1979 and '81. Also: controversy surrounding the conviction of Wayne Williams for the murders.
S2001 E05Mar 14, 2001
The Erin Brockovich Story Mar 14, 2001 A profile of Erin Brockovich, whose involvement in the landmark legal battle with the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation was the basis of the film starring Julia Roberts. Included: interviews with Brockovich, lawyer Ed Masry and plaintiffs in the case.
S2001 E06Apr 11, 2001
Who Wants to Kill a Millionaire? Apr 11, 2001 An investigation into the 1998 death of millionaire Lonnie Binion, who was a member of a Las Vegas gaming family.
S2001 E07Apr 25, 2001
Dealing with the Devil Apr 25, 2001 Examining the case of Marion Pruett, who went on a killing spree while in the Government witness-protection program. Included: interviews with his victims' relatives.
S2001 E08May 23, 2001
Matthew Shepard May 23, 2001 An examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming, where the 21-year-old gay student was beaten and tied to a fence, discovered 18 hours later and died five days afterwards. Included: interviews with Shepard's mother; and the prosecuting and defending attorneys in the trial that convicted Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney.
S2001 E09Jun 6, 2001
A Son's Confession Jun 6, 2001 An examination of the case of Peter Reilly, whose 1974 conviction for murdering his mother was later overturned.
S2001 E10Jun 20, 2001
Lying Eyes Jun 20, 2001 An examination of the case of Ronald Cotton, who served 11 years for a 1984 rape conviction until DNA tests proved his innocence.
S2001 E11Jul 22, 2001
Sir Harry Oakes & the Bahamas Murder Mystery Jul 22, 2001 The unsolved 1943 murder of Sir Harry Oakes. Included: his son-in-law's arrest; and suspected Mafia involvement.
S2001 E12Jul 25, 2001
Shotgun Justice Jul 25, 2001 The case of Michael Pardue, who was released from prison after serving 27 years on flawed murder convictions and after three escapes.
S2001 E13Aug 8, 2001
Raised on Hate Aug 8, 2001 A profile of Chevie Kehoe, a white supremacist who engaged in criminal behavior in his quest to form an Aryan People's Republic. Included: the robbery-murder of an Arkansas family in 1996.
S2001 E14Aug 8, 2001
Shattered Innocence: The Fells Acres Abuse Case Aug 8, 2001 Examining the 1984 child-abuse case at the Fells Acres Day School in Malden, Mass., where 10 children were abused.
S2001 E15Sep 9, 2001
The City-Killer Gangs Sep 9, 2001 A chronicle of the rise of major crime syndicates in America.
S2001 E16Sep 19, 2001
Marijuana and Murder Sep 19, 2001 The case of David Ronald Chandler, who, in 1991, became the first person sentenced to death under the 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, but whose sentence was commuted to life by former President Clinton on his last day in office.
S2001 E17Oct 10, 2001
The Boy Who Saw Too Much Oct 10, 2001 A report on the 1999 killing of 8-year-old witness Leroy Brown Jr. to keep him from testifying in a murder case.
S2001 E18Oct 17, 2001
Conspiracy to Kill: The Rae Carruth Story Oct 17, 2001 A report on the case of former NFL player Rae Carruth, who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1999 killing of his pregnant girlfriend.
S2001 E19Nov 14, 2001
Like Mother, Like Son: Sante and Kenny Kimes Nov 14, 2001 A report on mother and son killers Sante and Kenny Kimes
S2001 E20Nov 28, 2001
The Disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair Nov 28, 2001 A chronicle of how the 1995 disappearance of American Atheists leader Madalyn Murray O'Hair, along with her son and granddaughter, was discovered to be a murder.
S2001 E21Dec 12, 2001
Eliminating the Competition Dec 12, 2001 Examined: the 1998 murder of Tennessee state representative Tommy Burks by political opponent Byron Looper.
S2001 E22Dec 19, 2001
Death in a Small Town Dec 19, 2001 The case of Alvin Ridley, who was acquitted in 1999 of charges that he killed his wife in 1997. Host: