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American Greed

"Talk Radio Takedown"

Trevor Cook runs an investment fund and solicits $190 million from U.S. investors that heard his message through talk radio.  (Repeat)

Fri 9/4 10:00 PM  CNBC
Duration: 1 hour
No Rating
Crime Drama, News Magazine, Drama, News and Business

Stacy Keach (Narrator)

12:00 PM
"Unsolved: $300 Million Art Heist; Preying on Faith"  The Gardner Museum art theft; evangelist Abraham Kennard scams small, black churches and charitable organizations out of millions of dollars.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
03:00 PM
"Stealing $$$ From Scientologists; The Art of Fraud"  Reed Slatkin scams wealthy investors by running one of the largest Ponzi schemes in American history; con artist Vilas Likhite sells fake artworks.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
03:00 AM
"The Art of the Steal; Folsom Felon"  A famous art dealer cons New York high society out of millions.  (Repeat) CNBC
04:00 AM
"Cutting Profits: Necessary Surgeries; Government Contractors Steal Millions"  Government contractors steal millions; dermatologist performs unsanitary and unnecessary procedures.  (Repeat) CNBC
05:00 AM
"Hedge Fund Imposter"  A superstar attorney impersonates an executive to bilk hedge funds out of millions.  (Repeat) CNBC
10:00 AM
"Deadly Rx for Greed"  Pharmacist Robert Courtney dilutes chemotherapy medications and bills patients for the full amount, pocketing the difference.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
01:00 PM
"Inside the WorldCom Scam; DHS: Dept of Hollywood Scams"  WorldCom stock crashes in 2002, leaving behind defrauded investors, out-of-work employees and disappearing retirement funds; a Hollywood producer cons investors.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
05:00 PM
"Fraud in Cyberspace"  Convict Barry Watson steals from his computer networking business.  (Repeat) CNBCWLD
08:00 PM
"Fine Art: A Portrait of Fraud"  Viewers tune in to watch a live auction show that turns out to be nothing more than con artists selling fake art.  (Repeat) CNBC
09:00 PM
"'Vintage' Wine Fraud"  A counterfeit wine dealer dominates the fine wine scene, making millions selling his cheap basement blends through elite auction houses.  (Repeat) CNBC
American Greed

Stacy Keach narrates this dissection of the dark side of the American Dream, a survey of how far some people go to become rich, no matter the cost to themselves and those around them. Real-life cases are reviewed and involve such criminal activity as credit card scams, identity theft, counterfeiting and Ponzi schemes.

Current cast
Stacy Keach

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.