News stories are dramatized, with the dialogue drawn entirely from real life. Reenactments include the 1974 crash of a passenger jet in heavy North Carolina fog (First Officer: Jon Terry); the 1975 court case of a man (played by Paul Vincent) charged with prostitution; the 1975 New Jersey case in which the parents (Mark Dawson, Billie Lou Watt) of Karen Quinlan argue that their daughter's life-support systems be turned off. Attorney Armstrong: Jim Roberts.
Reenacted incidents in the lives of assassins and would-be assassins. Included: Lee Harvey Oswald (played by Saylor Creswell) seeks Soviet citizenship; Sirhan Sirhan (Michael Kell), under hypnosis, recalls confronting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy; Arthur Bremer (Eric Uhler) stalks President Nixon in Canada before shooting George Wallace; Sara Jane Moore (Sloane Shelton), who tried to kill President Ford, appears in court. Andrew MacMillan is the series host.
News events reenacted using actual dialogue include "Secret Germ Warfare on Americans," about controversial experiments; "Raid on Piedras Negras," about a Texas entrepreneur's frog-farming venture; and "Blowing the Whistle," about the issue of police-department cover-ups. Pepitone: George Pollock. Evseroff: Sam Gray. Koopman: Ray Serra. Michael: Sam Coppola.