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Bill Remembers: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case

Bill Kurtis looks back on the murder trial of Dr. Sam Sheppard. Accused of killing his own wife, it was a case that caused an uproarious media sensation and landed Sheppard with a sentence of life in prison. It took a decade before the courts decided to take a second look at this famous case.

Quiz Show Scandal

It was 1950’s “must-see TV,” the era of television quiz shows. The programs were a showcase ... more

California Attacked: The Shelling of Ellwood Beach

Pearl Harbor wasn’t the only attack the Japanese launched on America. On February 23, 1942, ... more

Edison vs. Nikola

“Topsy” the elephant was publicly electrocuted on January 4, 1903. Topsy’s owners decided ... more
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