Former FBI agent Joe Pistone, who infiltrated the Mafia for six years as Donnie Brasco, reveals how his undercover work led to more than 100 convictions - and resulted in the death of underworld figure Dominick `Sonny Black' Napolitano.
The story of crime boss Charlie `Lucky' Luciano, who used his Mafia connections to help the US government during the Second World War in return for his parole.
What happened when the FBI pursued the five families who ran organized crime in New York, and the fate of two informers is revealed?
The story of Roy DeMeo, a member of the infamous Gambino family who was suspected of heading a crew that killed and dismembered dozens of people.
The story of Meyer Lansky, an associate of Lucky Luciano who was linked to criminal financial operations, but the FBI struggled to pin anything on him - or find his riches.
The story of Vito Genovese, who ruthlessly dealt with disloyalty in the Mafia and quickly rose to prominence - but unwittingly caused his own downfall.
The story of mobster Joe Colombo, whose love of fame and money was matched by his determination to campaign against Italian-American harassment in the 1970s.
A close associate of longtime Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa and associated with the Chicago Outfit, Allen Dorfman embezzled millions for the mob and himself until he was violently murdered in 1983.
The story of hitman Joe Valachi, the first Mafia member to break the code of silence and turn public informer.
The story of Carmine Galante, who made money from selling heroin, and still profited from his drug empire while locked in prison.
The story of Tony Spilotro, who protected the Chicago Mafia's interests in the casinos of Las Vegas and became a target for the FBI.
The story of ambitious American mobster John Gotti, who became the boss of the Gambino family by ordering the death of the group's former head. He earned the nickname 'Teflon Don' after three acquittals.
Revealing the secrets of the Mafia's most notorious members, beginning with Sam Giancana, who was associated with the Kennedys, Frank Sinatra and the CIA.
Forbidden History tells true stories about great treasures, long-held conspiracies theories, ancient relics and lost civilizations. It gets to the very heart of what we think we know; it scrutinizes and considers, investigates and analyses.
Born in a small village in Austria on April 20, 1889, Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945. No one would predict Hitler will become dictator of Germany -- the Führer.
Capturing bin Laden tracks the rise and fall of Osama bin Laden – a man who spent the decade following the September 11 attacks at the top of America’s most wanted list.
9/11: As We Watched recounts the story of that day through the unflinching eye of ABC News, as the network’s anchors and reporters rushed to the scenes of chaos – and embarked on what would become an extraordinary 83 hours of live coverage.
From Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance, rulers have always needed elite combat troops trained to perfection, skilled with devastating weaponry and able to disrupt and defeat their enemies. These are their stories.
Following WWII the world faces annihilation again. Decades of tension fueled by a nuclear arms race between global super powers, determined to reshape the world in their own image. Cold War: Armageddon brings the conflict dramatically back to life.
Veterans who fought and lived to tell their harrowing tales share incredible recollections of life in the war zones and take viewers on an emotional journey as describe gripping details of patriotism, brotherhood and heroism.
HITLER chronicles the dictator’s rise and fall, using unseen archive and drawing on the latest research by a new generation of Hitler experts to bring the story of the 20th century’s most terrifying dictator to life.
The attack at Pearl Harbor changed the course of history shaped how America would engage with war for the next 75 years and made heroes of ordinary men. Brave men showed immense courage in the face of grave danger and made their countrymen proud.
The definitive story of one of the most extraordinary and bloodiest chapters in American history. The series uses six of the war's most significant battles to illuminate both the bigger themes and revel in the smaller, little known stories.
Truth is revealed of the Allied ‘monument men’ discovery in 1945 of rotting corpses of Germanic heroes. What are they doing in a Salt Mine 18,000 feet down? It leads us on an adventure that exposes a world of magic, high priests and secret castles.
Focusing on the most important discoveries from the world of the ancient Egyptians, EGYPT’S GREATEST MYSTERIES journeys back in time to explore the unveiling of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the reign of Ramesses II and Champollion’s deciphering of the hieroglyphs.
Nazi mobile killing squads, led by highly-educated officers and aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered over a million Jews. Who were the men who carried out mass murder at close range?
For centuries, Atlantis has been a myth. But in the last decade archaeologists have uncovered new finds which could reveal the location of this ancient apocalypse. Mixing dramatic recreation with science, this story is told by "Lost" star, Terry O'Quinn.
The LA riots of 1992 shocked the nation. It was the most deadly civil unrest in American history. Over 3000 fires were set; over 50 people died; nearly a billion dollars in property damage. For six days in 1992, the world watched as LA burned.
June 1941. Hitler has thrown himself into a fight to the death against Stalin. Two decades earlier in 1917, Joseph Jughashvili from Georgia is a member of Lenin's Bolshevik Party, who has just seized power in Russia. The country is torn by civil war.