Sam Worthington

Series explores NJ man's involvement in catching Unabomber

Millions know Ted Kaczynski as the Unabomber, a criminal mastermind who led the FBI on the infamous, and most expensive, 18-year manhunt for the person behind mail bombings, which killed three people and injured dozens of others.

But lesser known is former FBI agent James "Jim" Fitzgerald, of Sea Isle City, the man who helped crack the case and the subject of Discovery Channel's new series, "Manhunt: Unabomber."

Fitzgerald, nicknamed Fitz, is a Stockton University faculty member and was instrumental in the FBI capturing Kaczynski at his remote cabin in Lincoln, Montana 21 years ago. The television series takes people back to the bombings from 1978 to...