Are the CEOs of mega-banks too big to jail? Though fraudulent practices at banks contributed to Americas financial meltdown, to date no Wall Street titan has been convicted of a crime connected to the crisis. FRONTLINE investigates why Wall Streets leaders have escaped prosecution.
NBC News Presents: Inside Evil - Serial Killers Jeffrey Dahmer & Son of Sam
Manufacturer: Genius Entertainment
They are two of the most notorious names in the history of American crime. Now NBC News brings you the inside story of serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer and David Berkowitz, aka "The Son of Sam." Exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage bring new understanding to what drove these men to kill. In "Inside Evil: Jeffrey Dahmer," Dateline NBC anchor Stone Phillips confronts Dahmer on-camera, in a prison interview about the victims he killed and cannibalized -- and the urges that drove him. In a rare interview with Dahmer's father, Phillips examines events in Dahmer's childhood that could have pushed him to murder. It's a compelling portrait of a killer and the demons deep down inside him. In "Inside Evil: Son Of Sam," NBC News investigates the infamous serial murder case that terrorized New York City in 1977: did killer David Berkowitz have help in his crime spree, and could other murderers still be at large? Here, in rare video, "Son of Sam" speaks for himself on camera - and makes startling charges about who may really be behind some the crimes. Bonus Features: Never-before-seen extra footage from Stone Phillips' interviews with Jeffrey Dahmer and his father Lionel - with new insights into what compelled a man to murder.
Every ten minutes, someone in the US contracts HIV, and nearly half of the one million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women and children. Endgame: AIDS in Black America is a groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the countrys most urgent, preventable health crises. The film traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals who tell their stories.
FRONTLINE tells the dark tale of the men of Third Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st battalion of the 506th infantry; and how the war followed them home. It is a story of heroism, grief, vicious combat, depression, drugs, alcohol and brutal murder; an investigation into the Armys mental health services; and a powerful portrait of what multiple tours and post-traumatic stress are doing to a generation of young American soldiers.
For close to two weeks, an Afghan video journalist gained access and traveled a region of Afghanistan that he found was now largely under control of the Taliban shadow government. As the new U.S. strategy focuses on the south and eastern parts of the country, this film opens up a window onto a potential new front in the north, and sheds an important light on whos fighting the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and why.
Why would four innocent men confess to the rape and murder in 1997 of a woman in Norfolk, Virginia? The case raises disturbing questions about the actions of the police and prosecutors, who relied on often contradictory confessions for their convictions, and disregarded DNA evidence that pointed to a lone assailant who would later confess to the crime himself while serving prison time for another rape.
The Blame Game - Are We a Country of Victims? (ABC News)
Manufacturer: Mpi Home Video
Brand: MPI Home Video
More and more, Americans see themselves as victims, with our misfortunes being everyone's fault but our own. ABC's John Stossel explores this phenomenon in a unique program looking first at those who file gratuitous lawsuits or abuse government programs. Next he examines the unforeseen consequences of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Finally, does victim mentality do more harm than actual racism? 1994/color/50 min/NR.
Whenever Lois Pile hits the road, she also thinks she's hitting people on the road. She truly believes this. Lois is constantly looking around, checking the mirrors, anticipating a catastrophe that never happens. Lois' real problem is not her driving. Instead, Lois suffers from an illness, a form of obsessive compulsive disorder 'harming obsession,' and in her case, Lois is afraid she's going to run someone over. ABC News speaks to several OCD sufferers who have a chemical imbalance that manifests in intrusive thought patterns. This "20/20" show contains the following additional stories: Vigilante HeroTexas StandoffWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Diana, the Princess of Wales, had been divorced from Prince Charles for just a year. She was dating Dodi Al-Fayed, the son of Egyptian billionaire and owner of the British department store Harrods, Mohamed Al-Fayed, when a Paris weekend took a tragic turn. An automobile accident claimed their lives and that of a chauffer who was later found to have been drinking before taking the wheel. ABC News takes you back to August 31, 1997, during the Labor Day holiday weekend in the United States, when the world first heard reports of a car accident involving Princess Diana. Coverage picks up six days later, as the whole world mourned and Princess Diana's funeral procession made its way through the crowds lining the streets of London. Peter Jennings and Barbara Walters cover the events of the day with commentary from royal biographers Sarah Bradford and Andrew Morton. It culminated with the funeral service at Westminster Abby.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.