White-collar crime can lead to a company's downfall and cost investors billions of dollars, often involving elaborate scams to bilk people out of their money. This series, an extension of CNBC's "American Greed" franchise, tells the stories of alleged white-color criminals through interviews with people representing law enforcement, prosecutors and victims of the scams. Among the featured stories are a married couple who funded their lavish lifestyle by committing mortgage fraud, and a mutual fund manager accused of scamming investors out of $65 million. Stacy Keach narrates the hourlong series.
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A man accused of stealing $40 million from investors gets on a boat in Key West and is never seen again; a trio of geeks puts computer users into compromising positions with porn.
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A contractor preys on clients who pay for home renovations that never happen; a lottery scheme where the players lose big.
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A husband and wife convince distressed home owners to relinquish their homes; a hedge fund manager wanted for allegedly scamming more than 25 victims in a massive investment fraud.
Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.
National Geographic expeditions expert Casey Anderson leads viewers on a trek from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean, and to many places in between, on a search for rare and endangered species such as wolverines, mountain lions, black bears and polar bears. In the episode "Wolverine King," for example, Anderson manages to forge a unique face-to-face bond with Jasper, a captivity-raised wolverine, to separate fact from fiction and learn the truth about these notorious carnivores. And in "Grand Canyon Safari," Anderson observes condors, rare Kaibab squirrels, tree frogs, rattlesnakes and chuckwalla lizards in their natural habitats.
Veteran writer and comedian David Steinberg sits down with comics and other entertainers for one-on-one interviews in this series that delves into the stars' lives and careers. Steinberg's guests -- a list that includes such luminaries as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Mel Brooks, Don Rickles and Jonathan Winters -- share career-defining moments, personal struggles and the idols who inspired them. These intimate interviews give viewers a glimpse into what makes legendary comedians who they are, both personally and professionally. The hard-working Steinberg not only hosts the show but also serves as an executive producer and directs each episode.