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In this show, actor William Shatner interviews people involved in famous or violent incidents that attracted news media coverage, or their surviving family members, several years after the event. Some of the interviews focus upon crime victims, but many also deal with the impacts felt by rescuers, such as how publicity and extensive news coverage affected the life of a fireman who lifted a little girl (Baby Jessica) out of a deep well, an heroic act covered by many media sources. A few interviews discuss aftermath issues with the surviving perpetrators of criminal offenses. The series ran for two seasons.

Aftermath with William Shatner is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on August 2, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1.

Aftermath with William Shatner is available for streaming on the Biography Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Aftermath with William Shatner on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, iTunes online.

Tuesday 10:00 PM et/pt on Biography Channel
2 Seasons, 13 Episodes
August 2, 2010
Documentary & Biography
8.1/10
Cast: William Shatner, Andrew Blood, Leif Holt
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Aftermath with William Shatner Full Episode Guide

  • Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, a top scientist for a top tobacco company, who became the first insider who blew the whistle on Big Tobacco: what they knew about the deadly addictiveness of nicotine, and how millions of dollars was spent covering that information up.

  • When 33 miners were trapped in a Chilean mine, a desperate call went out to Jeff Hart, asking him to assemble a team to save the men. Hart discusses his desperate attempt to bring the men to safety.

  • When 18-month-old "Baby Jessica" fell down an abandoned well in 1987, the world was riveted by the efforts of the rescue team that included fireman Robert O'Donnell.

  • Ed Smart lived every parent's worst nightmare--the abduction of a child. But when Smart's 14-year-old daughter Elizabeth was kidnapped at knifepoint in 2002, the nightmare turned even more horrible when suspicion fell on Smart and his family themselves.

  • William Shatner sits down with David Kaczynski, brother of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, who engaged in a bombing spree that lasted nearly two decades, taking three lives and injuring dozens more.

  • As a child in working-class Chicago, David Kaczynski always looked up to his older brother Ted. Ted was the genius who went to Harvard at age 15, and who was on his way to brilliant academic career.

  • What would happen if your private life suddenly became public? Overnight, with no warning, you were transformed from ordinary American into breaking national news -- like Baby Jessica, Elizabeth Smart, or Terri Schiavo.

  • What would happen if your private life suddenly became public? Overnight, with no warning, you were transformed from ordinary American into breaking national news -- like Baby Jessica, Elizabeth Smart, or Terri Schiavo.

  • William Shatner sits down with Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau as they share intimate details of their infamous case of teacher/student romance... when 6th grade instructor Mary and 13 year old Vili fell in love.

  • William Shatner sits down with Paul LaRuffa, Kellie Adams, and Caroline Seawell, all survivors of the DC sniper shootings that terrorized the Capital Beltway area in 2002.

  • William Shatner sits down with Bernhard Goetz, known to many as the Subway Vigilante. After years of silence on the subject, Goetz now talks openly of the day in 1984 when he shot four African American teenagers on the New York City subway.