He built a billion-dollar empire on America's unquenchable hunger for cocaine. He flaunted his wealth with a lifestyle fit for a king and defied--and terrorized--the Columbian government for years, destroying anyone or anything in his way. But it all ended on a rooftop in Medellin, when Pablo Escobar, Columbia's cocaine king, was shot on December 2, 1993. Based on Killing Pablo the latest non-fiction bestseller from author Mark Bowden (Blackhawk Down), this exposé illuminates the pivotal moments of Escobar's life and criminal career, with Bowden himself providing expert guidance. Joining the author are a host of insiders and officials who were close to the case, including Columbian Vice President Francisco Santos, retired Columbia Police General Hugo Aguilar and DEA agents Javier Pena and Stephen Murphy.
Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was one of the world's most legendary kingpins, and the mysterious circumstances of his 1993 shooting death remain just as notorious as his criminal career. This History network program finds reporter Mark Bowden revisiting the details of Escobar's life and death that he first chronicled in his bestselling book KILLING PABLO.
Based on Mark Bowden's (Blackhawk Down) bestseller, this program explores the life and death of cocaine king Pablo Escobar.