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The Crimes that Changed Us

Season 1
This true-crime documentary series blends intimate archival material to delve into the heart of stories that have shaped the American journey.
20208 episodes
16+
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Andrea Yates Crimes Changed Us
    November 11, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Andrea Yates appears to have the perfect family. However, her fascination with extreme religious ideas and hidden postpartum psychosis leads her to believe Satan is sending messages to drown all five of her children. What follows is a media firestorm.
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  2. S1 E2 - Atlanta Olympic Bombing
    November 18, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    At the 1996 Olympics, a security guard discovers pipe bombs and clears the area to minimize fatalities. Praised as a hero, the FBI then decides he fits the domestic terrorist profile, while the real villain continues his terror campaign.
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  3. S1 E2 - Selena: Crimes That Changed Us
    December 9, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    A Mexican-American singer is on the cusp of international superstardom when one fateful visit to a Texas motel cuts her young life tragically short. Fans clamor for justice as police negotiators stand-off with an unlikely killer.
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  4. S1 E3 - McMartin Preschool Trial
    November 25, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    A California preschool is accused of sexually abusing the children in its care, setting off a statewide panic and sparking a series of catastrophic events that will put an innocent man on trial for the heinous crimes.
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  5. S1 E4 - The Menendez Brothers
    December 2, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    A Hollywood executive and his wife are brutally killed in a wealthy neighborhood, and suspicion falls on their two sons. Charged with the murders, the brothers reveal disturbing family secrets, and the scene is set for one of the most shocking trials.
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  6. S1 E6 - Nanny: Crimes That Changed Us
    December 16, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Louise Woodward, an 18-year-old au pair from Britain, is accused of murdering eight-month-old Matthew Eappen by violently shaking him. Her trial creates a media firestorm, searing the term "shaken baby syndrome" into America's consciousness.
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  7. S1 E7 - Patty Hearst
    December 23, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    In the seventies' chaos, left wing radicals take heiress Patty Hearst hostage and the media, too. While the FBI focuses their efforts on bank robbery charges, a murder goes unsolved. But the son of the slain Myrna Opsahl holds out for justice.
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  8. S1 E8 - Rodney King: Crimes Changed Us
    December 30, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    In 1992 Los Angeles, the brutal police beating of Rodney King is caught on video, igniting outrage. When the officers are let off, fury is unleashed. With testimony from LA residents, this is an intimate account of those dark days.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Producers
Gillian Pachter
Starring
Louise WoodwardMatthew Eappen
Studio
discovery plus Newsworthy Crimes
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