Deplorable dictators who use intimidation and fear to rule are spotlighted during the History Channel's Reign of Terror week.
Four new shows, highlighted below, will be broadcast, along with several previously aired shows, including: "The True Story of Killing Pablo" (Monday at 10 p.m.), "Inside Pol Pot's Secret Prison" (Tuesday at 10:30 p.m.), "Saddam Hussein: Butcher of Baghdad" (Wednesday at 9 p.m.) and "Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil" (Friday at 8 p.m.).
TARGETED: OSAMA BIN LADEN
Monday at 8 p.m.
This two-hour documentary delves into the hunt for Osama bin Laden, which has led forces to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Afghanistan and Yemen.
The program details bin Laden's rise to power and includes commentaries from soldiers, CIA agents and Post Managing Editor Steve Coll, author of "Ghost Wars."
INSIDE NORTH KOREA
Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Starting with the creation of North Korea following World War II, this special focuses on North Korea's only rulers, Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il.
The 90-minute broadcast includes stories from those who escaped the rulers' reigns, including a former bodyguard.
THE REAL DR. EVIL
Tuesday at 9:30 p.m.
North Korean president Kim Jong Il was named "Dr. Evil" by Newsweek magazine. This one-hour presentation offers a profile of the powerful leader who was once considered the black sheep of the family until his father selected him as his successor.
TYRANTS ON TRIAL
Wednesday at 8 p.m.
International lawyers, a state department ambassador, local Iraqis and others suggest ways that Saddam Hussein should be dealt with for his alleged crimes against humanity.