Included: a look at the CIA's experiments with LSD; the story of a man obsessed with revenge; a conman whose downfall was a painting; the unlikely origin of a lethal flu strain; and the agent who foiled a presidential grave robbery.
An infamous Chicago murder is recalled, along with the story of a hotel meal that decided an election. Also: a stagecoach driver's secret; the man behind the attack on Pearl Harbor; the shocking campaign of "The People's President."
A government plot that put an astronaut's life at risk is examined, along with the story behind a devastating Revolutionary War defeat. Also: the origins of a ghost town; a three-week struggle for survival in the Everglades; and a future president's involvement in a sword fight.
Included: a showdown for gold in Deadwood, S.D.; and a booze-fueled rebellion in Pennsylvania. Also: a famous lawyer's costly court case; the escapades of three business titans; and a luxurious hotel suite.
Included: a famous duel from American history; the story of a disguised man who packed a loaded pistol before meeting the president; a scheming art dealer who was busted for a high-stakes heist; nuclear secrets being sold to the enemy; and a seedy underworld where crime paid.
The story of two gangsters responsible for a great sports scandal in U.S. history; and a brave slave couple who risked everything for freedom. Also: a clandestine meeting that decided America's economic fate; the backstabbing of two legendary Wild West vigilantes; and a famous explorer's mysterious death.
The FBI raid of a famous inventor's New York hotel room is recalled, along with how an outlaw was double-crossed by members of his own gang. Also: a resort stay that inspired a great horror novel; a Hollywood murder mystery; and a plot to assassinate a U.S. president.
A bogus cancer treatment facility is investigated, along with a hotel bar where unsuspecting patrons were forced into slave labor. Also: a Wild West outlaw's escape; a Civil War general's murder; and an extraordinary cave system in Portland.
Examining the newly formed FBI's battle with an iconic outlaw; and the story of how an eyeglass case stopped a bullet meant for a beloved leader. Also: recalling the hard-partying Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz"; a U.S. president who donned a disguise to avoid assassination; and an aspiring writer who spied on a famous gangster.
A conspiracy to eliminate Lincoln's administration is explored. Also: a power lunch that prevented another world war; a surgeon-turned-predator; a great white shark attack; and a man who stole from the president.
Examining how a Wild West bank robbery was foiled by townsfolk; and the blaming of a deadly illness on vampires. Also: the FBI takedown of a notorious gang; a giant tech company's rowdy corporate retreat; and an infamous American traitor.
A scandal that toppled a televangelist's empire, America's first serial killer, and a speech that sparked the Civil Rights movement are among the moments recalled in the premiere of this series, which looks at notable people and events associated with hotels. Also: the British Invasion; and a secret affair that helped end World War II.