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Sean Smith

A screenwriter and creative executive, Sean moved to LA years ago and refuses to leave. He misses Al’s Bar, Hop Louie and the chickens of Echo Park. Sean is a graduate of Harvard, Stanford and USC’s School of Cinema-Television.

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Series: Nuremberg — Part 4

In Part 4 of our Crime Story series Nuremberg, we examine the United States prosecuting team's preparation and presentation of the documentary "Nazi Concentration Camps." We follow with an assessment of the dramatic impact of that film on the proceedings. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast bibliography of first- and second-hand accounts, NUREMBERG tells the...

Nuremberg — Special Historic Moment Episode

Seventy-five years ago, on Wednesday, March 13, 1946, Hermann Goering takes the stand at Nuremberg’s International Military Tribunal, the first of the accused to testify on his own behalf. After long months of listening to the voluminous evidence against him and his fellow defendants, it is finally Goering’s turn to speak. Executive Trial Counsel Tom Dodd describes the moment in a letter to his wife, Grace. DODD: ANOTHER DAY - GOERING DAY, IF YOU PLEASE. HE TOOK THE STAND AT 2:30 P.M. IT CAME VERY SUDDENLY....

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 3

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast bibliography of first- and second-hand accounts, NUREMBERG tells the stories behind the legal, political and personal struggles which complicated this revolutionary exercise in international jurisprudence. You can find previous episodes of our Nuremberg series here. As Robert Jackson lays out the prosecution’s case before the International Military Tribunal on November 21,...

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 2

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast bibliography of first- and second-hand accounts, NUREMBERG tells the stories behind the legal, political and personal struggles which complicated this revolutionary exercise in international jurisprudence. You can find Part 1 of our Nuremberg series here. November 21, 1945

New Series: Nuremberg — Part 1

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR  To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal, Crime Story presents a new series, NUREMBERG. Sean Smith examines the many dimensions of the historic judicial proceedings. Drawing on official transcripts of the trial, as well as a vast bibliography of first- and second-hand accounts, NUREMBERG tells the stories behind the legal, political and personal struggles which complicated this revolutionary exercise in international jurisprudence.  NUREMBERG Today marks the 75th anniversary of the opening of the...

Series Finale: COVID-19 in Prison: Week by Week — Part 19

WEEK 19 (JULY 19-25)  Sean Smith presents the final installment — Part 19 — of his week by week analysis of the news stories aggregated in Crime Story Daily related to COVID-19 and our carceral system. You can find links to each of Sean’s analysis pieces here. This article covers the week beginning July 19. On Saturday, Florida reported 12,523 new cases of COVID-19, marking that state’s fifth day in a row with more than 10,000 new infections. This was especially troubling news for the Trump...