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History on Trial
History on Trial

From the Salem Witch Trials to O.J. Simpson, trials have always revealed hidden truths about our world. History on Trial digs into... more

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Vanderbilt v. Vanderbilt

In 1934, a custody battle between members of one of America's wealthiest families proved that money truly can't buy happiness.... more

18 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Rebellion in Jackson County

In 1933, a populist uprising in Jackson County, Oregon, threatened to overthrow the county government. The escalating violence reached its... more

04 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
The Crime of the Century

In 1924, the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks horrified the country, especially when the killers were revealed to... more

20 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The Trial of Tokyo Rose: Part Two

In 1949, Iva Toguri D'Aquino's treason trial began. The defendant was accused of collaborating with the Japanese during World War... more

06 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Trial of Tokyo Rose: Part One

In 1945, American journalists in Japan scrambled to identify the legendary "Tokyo Rose," an English-speaking, female broadcaster who had performed... more

30 May 2024 · 44 minutes
The Motion Picture Murder

In 1874, the father of motion pictures stood trial for murder. Most people know Eadweard Muybridge as a pioneering photographer... more

20 May 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Radical Priests v. the FBI

In 1970, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover stunned Congress when he announced that anti-war activists planned to kidnap Henry Kissinger... more

02 May 2024 · 54 minutes
The Triangle Fire Trial

In 1911, a devastating fire raged through the Triangle Waist Company, killing 146. It was one of the worst workplace... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Tabloids on Trial

In 1957, California declared war on a tabloid magazine. Confidential Magazine was the most powerful gossip magazine in the country,... more

04 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
Garfield & Guiteau: An Assassin's Trial

In 1881, President James Garfield was assassinated by a man named Charles Guiteau. The American public, understandably, wanted vengeance. But... more

21 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
History on Trial
Vanderbilt v. Vanderbilt
History on Trial