The emergence of forensic chemistry is dramatized in this "American Experience" episode, which charts the rise of the discipline with the 1918 hiring of Charles Norris (Don Sparks) as New York City's first trained medical examiner. Assisted by toxicologist Alexander Gettler (Chris Bowers), Norris developed the techniques that aided law enforcement in prosecuting the kinds of criminals previously able to escape justice. Narrated by Oliver Platt. 120 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH).