Deconstructing History: Alcatraz and related media

Deconstructing History: Alcatraz (2:35)

Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly known as "The Rock".

  • This video can be viewed when you log in with your TV provider.

    Select your TV provider to log in to have full access to videos

    • Select your TV provider
    • See More Providers
    Don't see your TV provider? Learn more

Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view thiscontent.

Related Videos (10)

  • Deconstructing History: Alcatraz
    Deconstructing History: Alcatraz

    Video Clip (2:35)

    Get all the facts and figures about the island of Alcatraz, commonly known as "The Rock".

    Video Clip (2:35)
  • Blue Star Autoparts
    Blue Star Autoparts

    Video Clip (2:22)

    More than 100 years ago the Cullerton Hotel served as the gateway for an intricate escape route for Chicago mobsters.

    Video Clip (2:22)
  • Coroner's Report: Al Capone
    Coroner's Report: Al Capone

    Video Clip (2:40)

    Al Capone survived assassination attempts, brutal gang wars and an attack by a fellow inmate at Alcatraz. How did unprotected sex finally take down one of history's most notorious gangsters?

    Video Clip (2:40)
  • The Many Moods of Al Capone
    The Many Moods of Al Capone

    Video Clip (2:00)

    There's more than meets the eye to Al Capone, the Prohibition-era leader of organized crime in Chicago.

    Video Clip (2:00)
  • Thomas Burns' Rogues Gallery
    Thomas Burns' Rogues Gallery

    Video Clip (2:43)

    Thomas Burns created the first national crime registry in 1890 using mug shots to bring New York criminals to justice.

    Video Clip (2:43)
  • Baddest Gangs
    Baddest Gangs

    Video Clip (2:20)

    All gangs are bad, but only some have the reputation of being the very baddest.

    Video Clip (2:20)
  • Brotherhood
    Brotherhood

    Video Clip (1:44)

    Loyalty and brotherhood are what keeps gangs bonded together for life.

    Video Clip (1:44)
  • A Day In The Life Of The Manson Family
    A Day In The Life Of The Manson Family

    Video Clip (2:02)

    Former Manson Family members recount what life was like on the Manson Ranch.

    Video Clip (2:02)
  • The Young Charles Manson
    The Young Charles Manson

    Video Clip (1:34)

    Manson took to a life of crime early on in life. He spent 17 years in jails, reformatories and prisons for various crimes, such as forging government checks, stealing and violent acts.

    Video Clip (1:34)
  • Role Models
    Role Models

    Video Clip (1:23)

    Watch this clip of Gangs, and hear who the former members of gangs looked up to as role models growing up. Most say becoming a gang member meant becoming part of a family; something the young boys wanted to have at the time.

    Video Clip (1:23)

Related Speeches & Audio (8)

  • Escape From Alcatraz
    Escape From Alcatraz

    Audio Clip (0:46)

    On June 11, 1962, Frank Morris and John and Clarence Anglin pulled off one of the greatest prison escapes in history when they dug their way out of Alcatraz. A Universal News report describes the daring venture.

    Audio Clip (0:46)
  • John Dillinger Gunned Down
    John Dillinger Gunned Down

    Audio Clip (0:22)

    A 1934 report informs the nation that its public enemy number one, John Dillinger, has been killed. Betrayed by his girlfriend, who tipped off police about his whereabouts, Dillinger was gunned down as he left Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22.

    Audio Clip (0:22)
  • Beltway Snipers Arrested in October 2002
    Beltway Snipers Arrested in October 2002

    Audio Clip (0:34)

    On October 24, 2002, ABC News' Peter Jennings reports the capture of the "Beltway snipers," the two gunmen who went on a murderous shooting spree in the Washington, D.C., area in the fall of 2002, killing 10 people.

    Audio Clip (0:34)
  • Eyewitness Gives Account of January 2011 Tucson Rampage
    Eyewitness Gives Account of January 2011 Tucson Rampage

    Audio Clip (0:52)

    An eyewitness to the January 8, 2011, shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others recounts the tragedy as it unfolded. In the assassination attempt, the gunman, later identified as Jared L. Loughner, shot Rep. Giffords in the head and killed six others in a group gathered for a town hall-style event outside a supermarket in Tucson, Arizona.

    Audio Clip (0:52)
  • United Airlines Flight 93 Crashes in Pennsylvania
    United Airlines Flight 93 Crashes in Pennsylvania

    Audio Clip (0:34)

    At 10:07 a.m. the F.A.A.'s Herndon Center reports seeing smoke rising from the ground where United Airlines Flight 93 was last seen near Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The plane had been heading toward Washington when the passengers aboard overtook the hijackers and tried to gain control of the aircraft.

    Audio Clip (0:34)
  • Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon
    Flight 77 Crashes Into the Pentagon

    Audio Clip (0:35)

    At 9:38 a.m. on September 11, 2001, a military cargo plane radios controllers at Reagan National Airport to report that American Airlines Flight 77 has crashed into the Pentagon.

    Audio Clip (0:35)
  • O.J. Simpson Verdict Announced
    O.J. Simpson Verdict Announced

    Audio Clip (3:26)

    In 1995, O. J. Simpson was acquitted of the 1994 double murder of his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.

    Audio Clip (3:26)
  • Massacre at McDonald's
    Massacre at McDonald's

    Audio Clip (0:45)

    A San Diego news report relates the grisly details of a massacre that took place on July 18, 1984, when 41-year-old James Oliver Huberty walked into a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California, and opened fire with an arsenal of guns, killing 21 people and wounding 19.

    Audio Clip (0:45)

Shop HISTORY

  • America The Story of Us

    America The Story of Us

    From the rigors of linking the continent by wagon trails to the transcontinental railway, the engineering of steel-structured buildings, through to landing on the moon, this epic 12-part series is a grand cinematic vision of how the USA was built.