Assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena — we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.
info_outline BOOTH | "Useless" 05/13/2020
BOOTH | "Useless" In the Season Finale, Booth and Herold decide to spend one more night at the Garrett farm and the choice leads to the final confrontation. The 16th New York cavalry traps the fugitives at the farm, and a brief siege ends the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.
info_outline BOOTH | "The Garrett Farm" 05/06/2020
BOOTH | "The Garrett Farm" Booth and Herold finally make it to Virginia, but they are not welcomed with hospitality. As they continue their trek south, they meet three Confederate soldiers who agree to help them. Ultimately, the soldiers deliver the fugitives to the site of their last stand: the Garrett farm. Meanwhile, Edwin Stanton's top manhunter discovers the clue that leads the searchers to Booth's doorstep.
info_outline BOOTH | "American Brutus" 04/29/2020
BOOTH | "American Brutus" Booth and Herold attempt a dangerous river crossing and it does not go as planned. Edwin Stanton's manhunt snares more conspirators, including those who helped Booth during the escape. And in Washington, hundreds of thousands of people pack the capital city for the funeral ceremonies of President Lincoln.
info_outline BOOTH | "Manhunt" 04/22/2020
BOOTH | "Manhunt" Booth and Herold navigate a swamp with the help of a stranger and then lay low while Army patrols scour the countryside. In Washington, Secretary Stanton's forces finally arrest one of the attackers. In the rest of the country, churchgoers experience the darkest Easter Sunday they've ever known as they mourn the passing of the President.
info_outline BOOTH | "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" 04/15/2020
BOOTH | "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic" Booth and Herold continue to flee south and arrive at the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd. Mudd gives them aid, but then learns about the assassination and forces them to leave. In Washington, President Lincoln passes away and grief spreads across the nation.
info_outline BOOTH | "Wild With Fright" 04/08/2020
BOOTH | "Wild With Fright" While Booth and Herold hurry toward their first destination, Washington descends into the chaos behind them. Ford's theatre is mayhem as the audience learns of the attack on President Lincoln. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton rushes around the city to discover the extent of the bloodshed and officially begins the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.
info_outline BOOTH | "Assassin" 04/01/2020
BOOTH | "Assassin" John Wilkes Booth assassinates the first president in American history on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. At the same time, Lewis Powell savagely attacks the Secretary of State. Washington City turns into chaos as people pour into the streets and exchange nightmarish rumors. And the largest manhunt in U.S. history begins.
info_outline DILLINGER | "No Escape" 03/18/2020
DILLINGER | "No Escape" In the Season Finale, Dillinger plans one last robbery. He wants a big score to send him into retirement, but he doesn't know that someone close to him is working with Special Agent Melvin Purvis. Purvis and the "woman in red" organize the final conflict. The end of John Dillinger's story is here.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Public Enemy No. 1" 03/11/2020
DILLINGER | "Public Enemy No. 1" Dillinger continues robbing banks as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, receives a prison sentence. As law enforcement draws closer to Dillinger, he has plastic surgery to alter his famous face. Then Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson rob a bank in South Bend, Indiana that becomes their bloodiest heist to date. The Bureau of Investigation officially labels John Dillinger, "Public Enemy No. 1."
info_outline DILLINGER | "Showdown at Little Bohemia" 03/04/2020
DILLINGER | "Showdown at Little Bohemia" John Dillinger suffers a setback at the hands of Special Agent Melvin Purvis: he watches helplessly as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, walks into a trap. After her arrest, Dillinger and his gang lay low at a resort called Little Bohemia. Purvis rallies his men for an attack on lodge and a deadly confrontation with Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Federal Fugitive" 02/26/2020
DILLINGER | "Federal Fugitive" In the wake of Dillinger's daring prison break, the Bureau of Investigation officially joins the hunt for the most wanted robber in America. John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson team up for a bank robbery for the first time. Dillinger and his girlfriend Billie Frechette narrowly escape capture, but their time together is running out.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Crown Point" 02/19/2020
DILLINGER | "Crown Point" John Dillinger kills a cop during a gun battle outside a bank. He and the gang head to Arizona to avoid the police in the Midwest, but Dillinger soon finds himself back in jail in Indiana. He then stages the most daring -- and controversial -- escape of his career.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Hostages" 02/12/2020
DILLINGER | "Hostages" Dillinger regains his freedom after a violent jail break. He reunites with a young woman named Billie Frechette, who has a checkered past. Dillinger narrowly escapes capture in Chicago and then squares off against the police during a robbery for the first time.
info_outline Dillinger | "Prison Break" 02/05/2020
Dillinger | "Prison Break" Young outlaw Lester Gillis arrives on the national scene and forms a connection to John Dillinger. Meanwhile, Dillinger makes a major decision: he's going to break his friends out of prison. With Dillinger's help, ten convicts make a daring escape. But as they run for freedom, Dillinger unwittingly walks into a trap.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Partners In Crime" 01/29/2020
DILLINGER | "Partners In Crime" Banks fall one by one as Dillinger finds his groove as a robber after his release from prison. But the action isn't always glamorous. His early conspirators are not up to the task and he finds himself in frustrating situations. Then he teams up with Harry Copeland and goes on a roll. In the process, he discovers his dream car and meets his next girlfriend.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Three Midnights" 01/22/2020
DILLINGER | "Three Midnights" Fast cars and machine guns become vital tools for gangsters, including Al Capone's mob in Chicago. A German thief pioneers modern heist tactics before his violent death. And after a brutal massacre, J. Edgar Hoover changes the policies of the Bureau of Investigation to enable it to fight an unprecedented crime wave. All this happens while John Dillinger sits in prison. As his sentence winds down, he prepares to enter a whole new world.
info_outline DILLINGER | "Birth of a Criminal" 01/15/2020
DILLINGER | "Birth of a Criminal" Public Enemy No. 1 — that was John Dillinger in the early 1930s. He robbed banks and took hostages and shot it out with the cops for 13 months. But before he was the first celebrity criminal in modern America, he was an unskilled petty thief who idolized the Old West outlaw Jesse James.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "The Legend" 01/08/2020
BILLY THE KID | "The Legend" The outlaw lifestyle finally catches up with Billy the Kid. A shootout claims the life of one of his oldest friends; he is sentenced to hang for his actions in the Lincoln County War; and he proves one last time that no jail can hold him. But a nighttime rendezvous in Fort Sumner lands him in the crosshairs of sheriff Pat Garrett.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Wanted: Dead or Alive" 01/01/2020
BILLY THE KID | "Wanted: Dead or Alive" Billy's violent end draws near. After another bloody shootout, he officially becomes "Billy the Kid" and the governor puts a price on his head. Pat Garrett becomes sheriff of Lincoln County and lures Billy into a trap. In the ensuing firefight, Billy loses another friend.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "On The Run" 12/25/2019
BILLY THE KID | "On The Run" Exactly one year after the murder of John Tunstall, a Lincoln County miracle occurs: Jimmy Dolan and Billy Bonney make peace. The two warring factions agree to stop fighting, but the armistice doesn't hold. As Billy pursues a risky plan to earn a pardon from the new governor, a murder shatters the peace agreement and threatens Billy's hopes for amnesty.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Lincoln County War, Part 2" 12/18/2019
BILLY THE KID | "Lincoln County War, Part 2" The Lincoln County War ends with a murderous finale. The Dolan faction strikes a lethal blow, but it doesn't destroy the Regulators. The Regulators reach a crossroads. Each man must decide: is he in or out?
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Lincoln County War, Part 1" 12/11/2019
BILLY THE KID | "Lincoln County War, Part 1" Another Regulator captain dies. The Regulators continue their quest for vengeance. Alex McSween assembles his force; Jimmy Dolan assembles his force; and the battle finally arrives in Lincoln.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Regulators" 12/04/2019
BILLY THE KID | "Regulators" In the wake of John Tunstall's murder, a group of his loyal fighters form a posse called the Regulators to bring his killers to justice. Within days, they murder three men. Then they target Sheriff Brady in the streets of Lincoln. The killing reaches its peak with an unexpected shootout that has a devastating impact on the posse.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Shots Fired" 11/27/2019
BILLY THE KID | "Shots Fired" The conflict brewing in Lincoln County reaches the point of no return. Sheriff Brady and Jimmy Dolan organize a posse to attack John Tunstall and Alex McSween. The first shots fired ignite a war that takes a heavy toll on both sides.
info_outline BILLY THE KID | "Crooks, Killers and Thieves" 11/13/2019
BILLY THE KID | "Crooks, Killers and Thieves" Lincoln County in southeastern New Mexico Territory grows into a hotbed of corruption and murder. Men named Murphy, Dolan and Brady align themselves against others called Tunstall, McSween and Chisum. An outlaw gang kills and steals at will, and it’s about to add a new man to its roster.
info_outline BLACK SOX | Mike Nola Interview 09/25/2019
BLACK SOX | Mike Nola Interview Mike Nola is the official historian of the Shoeless Joe Jackson virtual Hall of Fame at BlackBetsy.com. He relates stories of the most famous member of the Black Sox in a free wheelin’ interview that chronicles Joe’s life and career. In addition, he talks about the Shoeless Joe film that is moving through the pipeline in Hollywood.