Modern Marvels

Forensic Science: The Crimefighter's Weapon

Season 13, Ep 53, Aired
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  • Episode Description
  • From informants to detectives, using fingerprints, hair, fibers, skin cells & DNA to solve crimes.

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    • Original Air Date: September 28, 1997

    • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Archive footage) David Fisher Author, "Hard Evidence" John Dillinger (Archive footage) Paul B. Ferrara, PhD Dir. Virginia Division of Forensic Science James Earl Ray (Archive Footage) Valerian Trifa (archive footage) Harold A. Deadman FBI Chief Investigator, Atlanta Melissa Lee Brennan (Archival Footage) Wayne Williams (Archive footage) Jack Gilbert Graham (archive footage) James C. Ronay President, Inst. of the Makers of Explosives Muammar al-Qaddafi (Archival footage) Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi (Archival footage) Lamin Khalifah Fhimah (Archival footage) Kirk Noble Bloodsworth Freed by DNA Evidence Jayne Miller Investigative Reporter, WBAL-TV Executive Producer: Bob Jaffe Supervising Producer: Don Cambou Writer: Noah Morowitz Producer: Noah Morowitz Associate Producer: J.V. Martin Associate Producer: Luke Ellis Editor: Jane McCord Creator: Bruce Nash Producer: Bruce Nash Narrator: Harlan Saperstein Music: Alan Ett Senior Production Executive: Jack Seifert Production Finance Supervisor: Paul Dzilvelis Production Manager: W. Greg Bohnert Post Production Supervisor: Mike Parente Camera Operator: Paul DOugherty Field Audio: Tom Staton Researcher: Rick Benavides Post Production Coordinator: Brady Heck Assistant Editor: Lou Laprocido Assistant Editor: Derrick McDaniel Online Editor: Don Burt Audio Post Production: Alan Ett Music Group, INC Audio Post Production: Sam Kaufman Audio Post Production: Daniel Colman Graphics: Doug Whitney Production Assistant: Keith Dols Production Assistant: Jason Lenzi Footage Consultant: Ted Troll Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner Assistant Production Accountant: Thia Kulma Assistant to Don Cambou: Tim Shell Special Thanks: Dr. Edward T. Blake, Forensic Science Associates Tammy Brannen Cellmark Diagnostics Thomas Crawford Dark Invader "Owl" Harold A. Deadman Deputy Dist. Atty. Kimberley Dort, San Diego Co., California DuPont Company Fiarfax County Police Department, Fairfax Co., Virginia Federal Bureau of Investigation Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept., Jefferson Co., Alabama Bill Key Barry Lester Kevin Lotheridge, American Association of Lab Directors Jayne Miller, WBAL-TV News Wayne Moorehead Associates William Morrow & Co. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Omnichrome Sgt. Mike Ozley, Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. J.C. Penney Co., Inc. The Perkin-Elmer Corporation Printrak International, Inc. Sirchie Labs WBAL-11 News, Baltimore, MD Series Manager: Elyse Miranda Executive Producer: Charlie Maday 1997

    Trivia (2)

    • The fate of Kirk Bloodsworth hinged on a dried spot of bodily fluid less than one-sixteenth of an inch wide.

    • The owner at the clothing store, Mary's House in Malta, remembered Abdel Basset as a customer in his store because he bought a pair of pants so ugly the owner though they would never sell.

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