American Experience

The Codebreaker

Season 33, Episode 1 of 6

Discover the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst who helped bring down Al Capone and break up a Nazi spy ring in South America. Her work help lay the foundation for modern codebreaking today.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
1/11/2021
9 p.m.
1/12/2021
2 a.m.
12/28/2021
9 p.m.
12/29/2021
2 a.m.
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