Investigative Reports

  • 1991

A long-running, Emmy-winning documentary series that explores foreign and domestic stories, including pieces that range from criminal cases to cultural trends. Host Bill Kurtis introduces segments and provides narration. Notable broadcasts have included `The Plague Monkeys,' a report on the Ebola virus; and `Uncle Ho and Uncle Sam,' about America's WWII (more…)

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Portrait of a Terrorist: Mohamed Atta

First Aired: January 14, 2002

A profile of Mohamed Atta, the Islamic radical who was the presumed ringleader of the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center, traces his life. Included: his seemingly normal childhood in Cairo, his architectural studies in Germany and his suicide mission. The hour also explores events and beliefs that were the motivation for his anger toward the U.S. Featured: comments from New York Times journalists Ethan Bronner and Steven Erlanger; and psychiatrist Stuart Grassian. Host: Bill Kurtis.

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