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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 7

In Part 7 of our Crime Story Series Nuremberg, we examine the U.K. prosecutors’ tightly-focused presentation of Count Two of the indictment, particularly as it played in contrast to the Americans’ unapologetic power-grab.

Series: Nuremberg – Part 6

Robert Jackson was able to maneuver the IMT to charge individual Nazi leaders not as legitimate government officials but as conspiring gangsters.

Series: Nuremberg — Part 5

In Part 5 of our Crime Story series Nuremberg, we examine the strange story of Rudolf Hess, his notorious path to the defendant's dock and the psychiatric symptoms that he presented in the early days of the trial. 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...

Nuremberg: The Crime Story Collection

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.  Episode 249: Series: Nuremberg — Part 1 Part 1 sets the stage and the stakes for the story of the Nuremberg Military Tribunal. Episode 268: Series: Nuremberg — Part 2 In Part 2 of our new Crime Story...

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 stories behind the legal, political and personal struggles which complicated this revolutionary exercise in...

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. WE HAD FINISHED OUR CROSS-EXAMINATION FOR THE WITNESS KESSELRING JUST AFTER THE NOON RECESS...