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Travel through America's shadowy underground.Killers, Criminals and Mobsters is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on September 8, 1997.Killers, Criminals and Mobsters is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Killers, Criminals and Mobsters on demand atAmazon Prime, History Vault online.

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1 Season, 24 Episodes
September 8, 1997
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  • Get an inside look at Pablo Escobar's life and capture as told by US DEA agents and journalists, along with never-before-seen footage and photographs.

  • Killer, drug smuggler, folk hero, Houdini of jailhouse escapes - the legend of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is well known. Take an unprecedented look at the man behind the myth and the impacts of his international drug cartel.

  • America's "Supermax" prisons are supposed to be inescapable fortresses, designed to keep the worst of the worst safely locked away from society. But it's amazing what ingenious convicts are capable of pulling off.

  • James "Whitey" Bulger reigned supreme in Boston's underworld for more than 20 years, due in part to a remarkable relationship with the FBI that flushed out other mobsters while consolidating Bulger's power.

  • London's stage was set for chaos in Victorian times as violent crime, extreme poverty, and disease forced Londoners to band together to survive -- and drove the poor to do jobs only the Devil himself could imagine.

  • Since the '70s, the United States has produced an estimated 1,400 serial killers -- double the combined total of the rest of the world. What causes a seemingly normal human being to engage in serial acts of murder?

  • As a stream of immigrants crowded into New York's downtown slums from the late 1800s to the mid-20th century, the area known as Five Points nurtured the rise of the American gang and bosses from Capone to Luciano.

  • The executions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927 ignited worldwide protest. To leftists, they were martyrs. To conservatives, they were anarchists. But were they guilty?

  • 100 years ago, Portland, Oregon was considered the most dangerous port in the world. Join host Don Wildman as he ventures beneath modern Portland into a nefarious world of fight clubs, slave tunnels, and gambling dens.

  • 60 years before O.J. Simpson, the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnap and murder of the infant son of an American hero was the first in which the surrounding press frenzy captured the nation's attention.

  • Join host Don Wildman as he travels to Sicily to trace the Mafia's roots as a vigilante secret society in an underground network.

  • Casey Anthony, a young single mother, stood accused of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Each shocking new disclosure provoked a blizzard of coverage leading up to the shocking verdict.

  • Built on the backs of convicts, gold miners, and outlaws, Australia forged freedom from the depths of the underground. Host Don Wildman explores a 19th-century prison that housed Sydney's most threatening criminals.

  • Once praised for his outstanding performance in "In Cold Blood" and as the star of the hit TV series "Baretta," actor Robert Blake's name made headlines again when his wife, Bonny Lee Bakley, was murdered.

  • The deserts around Los Angeles were Charles Manson's home, and he hoped the city's underground would be his haven. But Manson and his followers weren't the only dangers lurking beneath the streets of LA.

  • Look inside the network of extraordinary corruption that allowed the formation of a tropical paradise fueled by rum, rumba, and gangsters on America's doorstep.

  • Lucrezia Borgia was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI born at the height of the Italian Renaissance, and rumors about her sent shockwaves throughout Roman society. Are the tales fact or fiction?

  • Examine the technology that brought Al Capone to his knees after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, including the camera that captured its bloody aftermath and printing presses that reproduced it nationwide.

  • America's 1933-'34 crime wave is one of the most fascinating in history: an 18-month spree of robberies, killings, and kidnappings that shook the nation to its core and gave birth to a legendary roster of outlaws.

  • Travel back to a time of unimaginable wealth and ruthless mobsters in 1920s Chicago with evidence from excavations, scientific studies, and historical documents.

  • Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid, and the mysterious Etta Place rode the outlaw trail until the world came after them. Did they die in a shoot-out? Or assume new identities and fool their would-be captors?

  • Ruthless New York gangster Dutch Schultz, known as "the Beer Baron of the Bronx" during Prohibition, wasn't afraid to keep other gangsters in line - until his fellow mob bosses ordered his murder.