Science Channel, 10:00 p.m. ET
This installment covers something more than 40 years old, but still unforgettably creepy. I remember when news of this got out when it happened, and perhaps you do, too. At Stanford University in 1971, Phillip Zombardo’s “Stanford Prison Experiment” randomly assigned some college students as guards, and others as prisoners, then monitored them secretly to see how long it would take either the guards or prisoners to rebel as those in charge were instructed to treat their “captives” more and more ruthlessly. The shocking thing was, none of the students demanded to quit – and this account of that experiment’s results, and its ramifications, are explored in this new documentary.