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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.
Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.
Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

    Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Spin Cycle | 3

    Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Spin Cycle | 3

    After Captain Hazelwood’s arrest, Exxon tries to clean up its public image. President Bush tells Exxon to pick up the pace on the cleanup. Fisherman Riki Ott takes on Big Oil in the Alaska State Legislature.

    Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill can be found here

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    • 42 min
    NBC News presents Into America

    NBC News presents Into America

    Into America is a new podcast about politics, about policy, and the power that both have in shaping the lives of the American people. Into America is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, Trymaine Lee, and features the journalists of NBC News.

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    Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Mosquito Fleet | 2

    Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Mosquito Fleet | 2

    The fishermen find that damage from the spill is even worse than expected, while a winter storm destroys Exxon’s plans for a quick cleanup. Captain Hazelwood disappears.

    Photos of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill can be found here.

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    • 43 min
    Encore: Exxon Valdez | Oil Meets Water | 1

    Encore: Exxon Valdez | Oil Meets Water | 1

    A supertanker carrying 53 million gallons of crude oil runs aground in Prince William Sound sparking the worst man-made ecological catastrophe in the country’s history at the time. As Exxon struggles to get the cleanup underway, fishermen worry that this is the end of life as they know it

    Links to recommended reading:

    Not One Drop by Riki Ott

    Out of the Channel by John Keeble

    The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster

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    • 38 min
    Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

    Introducing American Elections: Wicked Game

    From the host of the American History Tellers and American Scandal (Lindsay Graham), this new podcast will explore all 58 presidential elections to discover if there ever was a “good ol’ days,” or if presidential politics have always been played dirty.

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    • 7 min
    Waco - The Fire Rages On | 7

    Waco - The Fire Rages On | 7

    Eric Benson is a senior editor at the magazine Texas Monthly. In 2018, Benson wrote a series of articles that helped shed new light on the tragedy at Mount Carmel. He and Lindsay discuss how the event still shapes American life today.

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    • 38 min

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