February 12, 2010
21st CenturyIn a three-part series, the fifth estate looks back on a remarkable time -- the tumultuous first decade of the 21st Century. In those 10 years, the program has investigated, uncovered, illuminated, aggravated and even entertained its viewers with nearly 200 stories. the fifth estate's award-winning hosts will reflect on some of the significant issues and personalities they covered in that time.
February 05, 2010
Earl Jones: In TrustHe was charming, generous and, when it came to suggesting that friends and family invest with him, he was totally convincing. So convincing, that for more than two decades Earl Jones managed to run a Ponzi scheme that swindled 158 investors out of $50 million. How was he able to get away with the scam for so long, and all the time maintaining a luxurious lifestyle for himself? Hana Gartner talks to the forensic accountant whose task it is to follow the money trail left by Jones. And she talks to two of Jones' victims: one a widow who regarded Jones as a virtual family member, the other, one of Jones' own brothers.