D.B. Cooper, Missing Mustangs, Bayou Sinkhole

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Journey to the dark corners of America with intrepid investigators Mike Baker, Ben McGee and Dave Philipps as they unearth controversial truths about DB Cooper, a sinkhole that’s threatening a Louisiana town and wild mustangs that have gone missing.

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Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer Mike Baker
Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer Mike Baker

Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer Mike Baker

Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer Mike Baker tries to find out what really happened that frigid November night in 1971, when DB Cooper plunged from the rear door of a Boeing 727 into the darkness, carrying $200,000 of ransom money. 960 1280

  

Washington’s Columbia River

Washington’s Columbia River

Mike Baker takes us to Washington’s Columbia River to revisit the rugged obstacles DB Cooper faced after his stunning leap of faith. 960 1280

  

Columbia River

Columbia River

Phil Scoles digs for money on the shore of the Columbia River while investigating the DB Cooper mystery. 960 1280

  

Bayou Corne, Louisiana

Bayou Corne, Louisiana

A giant, water-filled sinkhole is threatening to swallow the town of Bayou Corne in the heart of Louisiana's Swamp Country. In less than a year, the sinkhole as grown from 5 to 22 acres, sucking down trees, rocks and once-solid land. 960 1280

  

Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee gets rare access to the hazardous, off-limits sinkhole site, to gather data and look for answers. 960 1280

  

Bayou Corne, Louisiana

Bayou Corne, Louisiana

What began as a mysterious stream of gas bubbling in the community's waterways has expanded into a disaster of unprecedented propo¬rtions. This contamination threatens to poison the environment, or worse, explode into flames without warning -- incinerating all of Bayou Corne. 960 1280

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Geoscientist Ben McGee

Geoscientist Ben McGee

With specialized chemical analysis instruments, Ben tests the water for deadly, explosive gases forced to the surface by the sinkhole. 960 1280

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Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dave Philipps

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dave Philipps

Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dave Philipps speaks with Sally Summers to find out what is behind the American West’s diminishing population of wild mustangs. 960 1280

  

Mustangs

Mustangs

Why is the federal government now spending millions to round up these American treasures and put them into captivity? And are some of them ending up in Mexican slaughterhouses? 960 1280

  

A BLM "gathering" of mustangs

A BLM "gathering" of mustangs

Dave witnesses a Bureau of Land Management-sanctioned "gathering" of the free, wild mustangs. Is the government trying to appease local ranchers who want the land for their own use, or are the horses truly unable to survive on their own in the drought-ravaged desert? 960 1280

  

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