Eliot Ness: The Untouchable
A myth-busting profile of Eliot Ness (1903-57), the crime fighter whose 1957 memoir was the basis for TV and film versions of "The Untouchables." Included: his dealings with Al Capone; and his years as a Chicago Prohibition agent. Host: Jack Perkins.
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- Premiered: February 16, 1987
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A popular documentary series profiling an eclectic range of notables, with each episode focusing on one figure. Based on a half-hour syndicated program that ran from 1961-64 and in 1979, the concept was successfully revived as an hourlong show with Peter G… (more)