Who Killed Lindbergh's Baby?

DVD - 2013
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NOVA is reopening one of the most confounding crime mysteries of all time as a team of expert investigators employs state-of-the-art forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby, and why.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, 2013.
ISBN: 9781608838677
Branch Call Number: DVD 364. 154 WHO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: PBS Distribution (Firm)


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Sep 12, 2018

I certainly found it kinda odd that the case of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh's baby son, Charlie would be worth reopening 80 years after the fact.

The investigators on the reopened case in this documentary really didn't solve anything. All they did was just pose more questions and make guesses and offer theories.

OK. I'll admit that there were some interesting moments in this presentation - But it all seemed like a waste of time to reopen a case that's now close to being 100 years old. Everyone who was involved in this crime are now long dead so there's no one around anymore who can be convicted of anything.

Jul 01, 2018

For starters - I first wanna say that, yes, I am very aware of the dead-seriousness of the heinous crime of kidnapping. Like child-molesting - It's an absolutely despicable act. Indeed, it is.

But, with that said - When it comes down to the reopening of the world-famous Lindbergh kidnapping case (80 years later) - I found that since FBI investigator, John Douglas (and his fellow cohorts) were, basically, just beating around the bush here and they really had nothing new or noteworthy to bring to the table - This investigative documentary was, pretty much, just a waste of time.

Yes. There were some interesting theories discussed here. And, yes - This presentation was very well put together - But, at the end of it all - Its premise just went around, full circle, all the way back to being mere speculation and supposition..... And, so - Like - What was the point of it all?

Apr 27, 2016

Great documentary, never a dull moment.

Feb 18, 2016

This is a 2013 documentary about the world-famous kidnap case, originally boroadcast as a NOVA television program.
The ladder used in the kidnapping was made from wood that had previously been part of Hauptmann's attic.
Three forensic document examiners, Grant Sperry, Gideon Epstein, and Peter E. Baier, PhD, worked independently of each other.
Sperry concluded that it was "highly probable" that the kidnapper's notes were written by Hauptmann.
Epstein concluded that "there was overwhelming evidence that the notes were written by one person and that one person was Richard Bruno Hauptmann."
Baier wrote that Hauptmann "probably" wrote the notes, but Baier said, "Looking at all these findings, no definite and unambiguous conclusion can be drawn."
Hauptmann was indeed guilty but many questions remained, such as how he could have known that the Lindberghs would be remaining home during the week.
Alternate theories of the case are nothing new.
Several authors have suggested that Charles Lindbergh, the father, was responsible for the kidnapping.
The baby was physically disabled and Charles Lindbergh wanted to have someone else raise the child in Germany.
Another theory goes that Hauptmann was the foot soldier in a conspiracy with two other German-born men, John and Walter Knoll.
It is a really intriguing documentary.

Jan 20, 2014

Another outstanding documentary- though not for all tastes. This examines the case of the kidnapping and murder of the baby son of Charles Lindbergh and his wife. The documentary examines various theories on the case, including the rather dark side of the pilot hero, shedding some light on what might have happened. Questions of course remain unanswered, but it does pose some very provocative ideas.

josette0503 Nov 14, 2013

Was a very good show. I could have done without the very graphic pictures of the dead baby's body.

aaa5756 Jul 14, 2013

PBS has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse, seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see.

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