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Director Ridley Scott is among the executive producers of "Crimes of the Century," a documentary series that delves further into a major news event that had far-reaching repercussions. Using Scott's signature visual style, each episode focuses on one event and presents viewers a virtual scene-of-the-crime vantage point by employing previously unaired footage, plus exclusive interviews with witnesses, victims, and investigators of the crimes. The premiere recounts the 2001 Washington, D.C., sniper attacks, while other subjects include the John Lennon killing, the Reagan assassination attempt, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Waco siege, and the Unabomber case.

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The hunt for Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski.
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Examining what led a decorated war hero to turn against his own government and blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City.
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A routine ATF investigation becomes an inferno at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, killing 80 people.
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The 2002 Washington D.C. sniper attack.
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Andrea Yates drowns her five children in the bathtub to save them from Satan.
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Amanda Knox is arrested and tried for murder in Italy.
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Doctors rush to save Ronald Reagan's life; confusion reigns at the White House and an investigation begins to find out if there is a wider plot.
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In 1980, the world was shocked by the murder of former Beatle John Lennon. Was Mark Chapman a cold-blooded killer or a seriously deranged young man? The lives of both men are reviewed to set the scene through interviews and footage.

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