When New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo, who has taken on Finkel’s identity, his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. True Story weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, deceit, and redemption, following Finkel’s relentless pursuit of the shocking truth.
In February 2002, New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel received a startling piece of news: a young man named Christian Longo, wanted for killing his entire family, had been captured in Mexico, where he’d taken on a new identity: Michael Finkel of the New York Times.
The next day, on page A-3 of the Times, came another troubling item: a note from the editors explaining that Finkel, having falsified parts of an investigative article, had been fired. Nonetheless, the only journalist Longo would speak with was the real Michael Finkel, and so Finkel placed a call to Oregon’s Lincoln County jail, intent on getting the true story. So began a bizarre and intense relationship, ending up as a reporting job that eventually morphed into a shrewd game of cat-and-mouse. Part mystery, part memoir, part mea culpa, True Story: Murder, Memoir, Mea Culpa weaves a spellbinding tale of murder, love, and deceit with a deeply personal inquiry into the slippery nature of truth.
True Story was made into a movie starring Jonah Hill & James Franco.
With its newest show “Sex, Lies Murder,” Reelz is tapping into America’s fascination with crimes of passion. Hardly anyone can resist a compelling story, and Reelz is betting that its viewers will embrace the twists and turns that come along with the true crime cases of relationships where broken intimacy has led to murder.
“There’s not a lot of ambiguity about what it’s about with that title,” quipped Reelz svp, development and production Rob Swartz. “It’s a show the producers should be very proud of having made.”
Reelz decided to further explore the crime genre following the success of its documentary series “Murder Made Me Famous.” The network asked itself what are the elements that make a show even more compelling.
“And we realiz[ed] that shows that have a crime of passion, oftentimes with love triangles or that sort of area, those shows make you lean forward and be interested a little
Read more at: http://www.cablefax.com/programming/the-appeal-of-sex-lies-murder
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Oxygen Media, the destination for high-quality crime programming, will examine one of the MOST INFAMOUS criminal killing sprees in US history with the two-hour special, “Golden State Killer: Main Suspect,” premiering on Saturday, August 4 at 7pm ET/PT. Hosted by NBC News investigative journalist Stephanie Gosk, this brand new two-hour special will offer an intimate look into the life of Joe DeAngelo, the suspect in custody, through new and exclusive interviews from those who were closest to him and offering a gripping depiction of the prime suspect in a decades-long manhunt. To his family, friends, and former colleagues, DeAngelo lived the life of the classic “average Joe” – a father, grandfather, veteran, and even former police officer. DeAngelo now stands accused of being the man behind one of the most ruthlessly enduring crime
Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Media-to-Debut-GOLDEN-STATE-KILLER-MAIN-SUSPECT-Two-Hour-Special-August-4-20180720
Fatal Passions (10 p.m., Investigation Discovery) — Tonight’s episode of this true-crime series looks at one of Raleigh’s most famous murders. In 2000, young Eric Miller, a pediatric AIDS researcher at UNC, died from arsenic poisoning. The police soon zero in on Eric’s wife Ann, a chemist and researcher at GlaxoSmithKline, and her co-worker Derril Willard. Read more about the Eric and Ann Miller episode of “Fatal Passions.”
Also on tonight . . .
Kids’ Choice Sports Awards (8 p.m., Nickelodeon) — A new awards show honoring kids’ favorite athletes, teams and sports moments of the year.
Quantico (8 p.m., ABC) — Conor Devlin plots revenge and returns to his home country of Ireland, but he team unknowingly becomes a pawn in his plans.
Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/article214950455.html
In her book “Whispering in the Daylight,” Knoxville author Debby Schriver takes us inside the cult of Tony Alamo through the lives of some of his followers.
The onetime street preacher’s apocalyptic ministry started in California and spread eastward into Arkansas and Tennessee. Alamo was convicted in 2009 of sexually abusing girls he considered his wives. The book is based on numerous interviews, including some with children who are second and third generation former followers.
Alamo died in 2017, but his followers remain active. Proceeds from “Whispering in the Daylight” will be distributed through a foundation being established to address the needs of cult survivors.
Spoilers ahead for the Season 2 premiere of Trial Error. The popularity of true crime documentaries has skyrocketed so much in the past few years that one of television’s goofiest sitcoms is in its second season of sending them up. The two-episode premiere of Trial Error is full of true crime references — so much so that even some of the most devoted fans of the genre may have let a few slip by them.
The first season of Trial Error centered on Larry Henderson (played by John Lithgow) and parodied the popular docuseries The Staircase. Season 2, subtitled Lady, Killer, is mashing-up two more buzzy investigatory true crime series: The Jinx and S-Town.
The subject of The Jinx, which aired on HBO in 2015, is the wealthy and confounding Robert Durst, who is currently on trial for
Read more at: https://www.bustle.com/p/10-easter-eggs-in-the-trial-error-season-2-premiere-that-even-true-crime-fans-may-have-missed-9758649
An Army sergeant’s former mistress took the stand at his homicide trial on Wednesday, recounting in detail how she allegedly helped him plan and carry out the killing of his estranged wife nearly three years ago, according to local TV station WJZ and the Baltimore Sun .
Not only did 33-year-old Dolores Delgado fabricate an alibi for Sgt. 1st Class Maliek Kearney as he drove from South Carolina to Maryland and back, she reportedly testified, she also let him use her car and her gun as he headed to the home of his spouse, 24-year-old Army Pfc. Karlyn Ramirez.
What’s more, Delgado said in federal court in Baltimore that she had helped calculate approximately how much gas Kearney, 37, would need for his trip to Ramirez’s residence and, at his request, bought him extra cans so that he wouldn’t have to stop at
Read more at: https://people.com/crime/army-sergeant-mistress-testifies-plot-murder-his-wife/
For nearly a year, announcements about Apple shows have been made nearly every month, with over 10 new series slated to debut via the streaming network in 2019.
To keep it all straight, we’ve gathered all of the original shows expected to premiere on Apple, whether they’re titled or not — and many are not. But with big names like Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon, Octavia Spencer, M. Night Shyamalan, Sara Bareilles, and more attached, these projects are shaping up to be something special.
Click through the gallery above to learn more about the series coming to viewers soon.
The ‘La La Land’ director also has Netflix series ‘The Eddy’ in the works.
Read more at: https://tucson.com/entertainment/television/code-black-star-s-true-crime-drama-more-original-tv/article_db74038b-4c65-5293-9646-85c4df17c58c.html
The murder of the young, Raleigh-based pediatric AIDS researcher Eric Miller is the subject of a new Investigation Discovery (ID) show airing Friday.
The story is familiar to those who lived in the Raleigh area in 2000, around the time of Miller’s death. The 30-year-old UNC researcher was poisoned by his wife, GlaxoSmithKline chemist Ann Miller, and her supervisor at GSK, Derril Willard. But it took nearly five years for police to catch Miller and bring her to justice.
The “Fatal Passions” episode airing this week tells Eric’s story using reenactments and interviews with Eric’s family members and friends, along with interviews from local television reporters, a police detective and attorneys.
Eric and Ann are presented by friends as a “Barbie and Ken” couple who were deeply in love in college at Purdue and throughout their courtship as they attended graduate school at N.C. State University in Raleigh. To everyone
Read more at: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215035490.html