Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape

Film Interviewees

Air date: 03/29/2016

Secrets of the Dead: The Alcatraz Escape

Premieres Tuesday, March 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)


Film Interviewees (in alphabetical order)


Jolene Babyak, author of Breaking The Rock: The Great Escape from Alcatraz. Babyak, who, as the daughter of Arthur Dollison, associate warden of Alcatraz, grew up on Alcatraz and was there the night of the escape.

Fedor Baart, computer simulations specialist, Deltares

Captain Paul Dines, Cimba

Michael Dyke, US Marshal, currently in charge of the case that is still open after five decades. Dyke has been on the case for 13 years.

Olivier Hoes, coastal hydrologist, Delft University of Technology. Hoes created the computer models that mapped what they believe is the route of the escapees.

Eric Humphreys, a boat builder, who currently builds Macy’s holiday window displays. Humphreys recreated the escape boat.

Rolf Hut, water resources engineer, Delft University of Technology

Tom Kendall, coastal geologist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Patrick Mahoney, Alcatraz prison guard from 1956 until 1963

John Martini, Alcatraz historian

Steve Metz, rescue swimmer