60 episodes

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.

    The Plame Affair - Inside the Fight in Washington | 4

    The Plame Affair - Inside the Fight in Washington | 4

    Washington, D.C., erupted in a political firestorm in 2003, after Valerie Plame’s identity was revealed to the public. Host Lindsay Graham talks with Matthew Cooper, a journalist who covered the story for Time magazine. Cooper also became part of the story, when he was held in contempt of court for refusing to name the sources who disclosed Plame’s identity to him.




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    • 36 min
    The Plame Affair - Justice Served | 3

    The Plame Affair - Justice Served | 3

    Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson make a surprising announcement. Scooter Libby faces a day of reckoning in court, and Patrick Fitzgerald’s case comes to an end.




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    • 37 min
    The Plame Affair - The Investigation | 2

    The Plame Affair - The Investigation | 2

    The Bush administration comes under investigation for its role in the Plame leak. Meanwhile, Valerie Plame begins receiving alarming threats, which put a strain on her career and personal life. New York Times reporter Judith Miller faces an agonizing choice about her role in the leak.




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    • 36 min
    The Plame Affair - Exposed | 1

    The Plame Affair - Exposed | 1

    In 2003, America is at war with Iraq, as part of its global campaign on terror. Former diplomat Joe Wilson sharply criticizes the war, making him an enemy of the White House. Payback is swift, but the crosshairs are aimed at someone else: Wilson’s wife, covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.




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    • 37 min
    Interview with Filmmaker Alex Gibney | 5

    Interview with Filmmaker Alex Gibney | 5

    Host Lindsay Graham talks with Alex Gibney, director of “Client 9,” a documentary that examines the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer.




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    • 45 min
    New York State of Crime - Two Men in a Cell | 4

    New York State of Crime - Two Men in a Cell | 4

    Preet Bharara investigates Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos.  The explosive trials and the aftermath. 




    Links to NY Times articles mentioned:

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/04/nyregion/sheldon-silver-trial-highlights.html




    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/19/nyregion/dean-and-adam-skelos-trial-highlights.html




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    • 41 min

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