Richard Nixon
Samuel Byck On His Attempted Assassination of Nixon

Samuel Byck On His Attempted Assassination of Nixon

On February 22, 1974, Samuel Byck attempted to hijack a plane flying out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport in the hopes of crashing it into the White House and killing U.S. President Richard Nixon. Byck first got attention from the Secret Service in 1972, when he threatened Nixon for the first … Continue reading

Malcolm X
Malcolm X On The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Malcolm X On The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Lumumba played a part in winning his country’s independence from Belgium in 1960. Within months, Lumumba’s government was deposited in a coup, and Lumumba was imprisoned … Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Clarence B. Jones Remembers MLK’s Assassination

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On April 4, 1968, at the age of 39, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In this video, his friend, advisor and draft speechwriter Dr. Clarence B. Jones recalls hearing the news of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death and speaks about his initial … Continue reading

Chico Mendes
Chico Mendes & The Brazilian Rainforest


Chico Mendes was a Brazilian rubber tapper who became a trade union leader and environmentalist. He fought to preserve the Amazon Rainforest as well as for human rights. As part of the Rubber Tappers Union, Mendes asked the Brazilian government to set up reserves to make sure that the forest … Continue reading

Gerald Ford
President Ford’s Would-Be Assassin Speaks


Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “I definitely think that it was wrong. I think I was misled. I think I was mistaken. I think I made a serious error.” On September 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore carried out an assassination attempt against U.S. … Continue reading

Robert F. Kennedy
Ethel Kennedy Gives Rare Interview


Ethel Kennedy gives a rare interview about her life and her marriage to Robert F. Kennedy to Brian Williams and her daughter Rory Kennedy, who was making a documentary about her mother. She talks about enjoying her life surrounded by politics and says that while everything came easy to John … Continue reading

War in Afghanistan
Techniques of the Taliban to Recruit Suicide Bombers

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Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, has become the frontline for war between Taliban insurgents and western troops. In this interview, two failed suicide bombers, Abdul Quboshi and Farman Ullah, discuss how they got involved with the Taliban.  The young boys explain that they were at school when the Taliban came to … Continue reading

1968 Washington D.C. Riots
D.C. Was a ‘War Zone’ During the 1968 Riots


Wendell Jackson, a Washington, D.C. native and current resident, describes what it was like to be involved in the 1968 D.C. riots that occurred after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jackson describes participating in the looting of a liquor store across the street from him and recalls what … Continue reading

Benazir Bhutto
Bhutto’s Family Remembers the Days Before Her Assassination

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In this clip from “Bhutto,” a documentary about Benazir Bhutto’s life, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, her children and husband describe the days leading up to her assassination on December 27, 2007. Bhutto’s daughters, Bakhtawar and Asifa, recall how Bhutto believed that her life was in God’s hands now and … Continue reading