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Spellbinding Tale of Murder, Love, Deceit, and Redemption

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.

 

A True Crime Junkie’s Guide to Upcoming Movie and TV Projects

From Netflix to Tarantino, there’s a lot on the horizon to satisfy your true crime cravings.

The true crime boom we’re currently experiencing is showing no signs of slowing down. From fictional films based on true stories to comprehensive documentaries, there’s plenty of content out there to keep the armchair detective in all of us preoccupied. But if all of that isn’t enough, below are 16 upcoming shows and films that all true crime junkies should have on their radar.

White Boy and White Boy Rick

Who doesn’t love a good “based on a true story” film? As we all know, sometimes real life can be more intriguing than fiction, and this is especially true when notorious criminals are involved. One such stranger than fiction case is that of Richard Wershe Jr., or as audiences will soon know him: White Boy Rick. The film chronicles the life of Wershe, a Detroit man who was recruited as

Read more at: https://filmschoolrejects.com/a-true-crime-junkies-guide-to-upcoming-movie-and-tv-projects/

Children of Tony Alamo Ministries speak out in new book

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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.

Have you ever written a book before? 

Yes, this is my fourth

Read more at: https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/arts/2018/05/27/children-tony-alamo-ministries-speak-out-new-book/635252002/

Sunday, May 27: Danica Patrick’s Final Race at the Indy 500

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All Times Eastern.

Sunday, May 27

Verizon IndyCar Series: Indianapolis 500
ABC, 12pm Live
The Memorial Day weekend tradition returns for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 from famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Top drivers Josef Newgarden, Alexander Rossi, Sebastien Bourdais and 2017 Indy 500 winner Takuma Sato take on the Brickyard’s 2.5-mile rectangular oval. Ed Carpenter starts the race at the pole position. Also, former IndyCar and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick calls it a career after racing today at Indy.

The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Season Finale!
Diane (Christine Baranski) is a lawyer, but now she’s getting grilled.

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2018/05/27/best-bets-sunday-may-27-danica-patrick-indy-500/

Did an Alleged Serial Killer Cook Her Lover’s Remains and Serve Them for Dinner?

The missing-person’s call was the tip of the iceberg.

Laura Frizzo, the chief of police in small-town Iron River, Michigan, didn’t know it then. But the October 2014 disappearance of Christopher Regan, 53, a divorced dad-of-two with plans to leave the state’s remote Upper Peninsula for a new life in North Carolina, eventually would lead to police to learn that his female lover, Kelly Marie Cochran, 35, collaborated in his killing.

Subsequently, Cochran told police that she murdered many others — including her husband.

Even more depraved: A neighbor believes she might have cooked Regan’s remains and served them to him for dinner.

“You don’t just know your neighbors by the image they’re portraying,” says Frizzo, whose look into Regan’s disappearance and murder — and the subsequent revelations about Cochran — unfolds in the new documentary series Dead North, premiering May 28 and 29 on Investigation Discovery (9-11 p.m ET).

Investigators suspect

Read more at: https://people.com/crime/kelly-cochran-dead-north-documentary-alleged-serial-killer/

TV Best Bets For This Week | Hill Country News

Sunday, May 27
The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Season Finale!
Diane (Christine Baranski) is a lawyer, but now she’s getting grilled. Her FBI interview about husband Kurt (Gary Cole) takes a gnarly turn.
 
The Break With Michelle Wolf
Netflix
New Series!
After four years of working on shows like The Daily Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers (and following her hosting gig at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April), comedian/writer Michelle Wolf now goes in front of the camera to host this weekly half-hour variety/sketch series.
 
Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix
ESPN, 9:05am Live
Formula One’s most prestigious and picturesque race returns to the streets of Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix as stars Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton continue their rivalry. ESPN airs the race live in the morning, with ABC airing an encore in the afternoon.
 
Verizon IndyCar Series:

Read more at: http://www.hillcountrynews.com/stories/tv-best-bets-for-this-week,77195

TV Best Bets For This Week

Sunday, May 27
The Good Fight
CBS All Access
Season Finale!
Diane (Christine Baranski) is a lawyer, but now she’s getting grilled. Her FBI interview about husband Kurt (Gary Cole) takes a gnarly turn.
 
The Break With Michelle Wolf
Netflix
New Series!
After four years of working on shows like The Daily Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers (and following her hosting gig at the 2018 White House Correspondents’ Dinner in April), comedian/writer Michelle Wolf now goes in front of the camera to host this weekly half-hour variety/sketch series.
 
Formula One: Monaco Grand Prix
ESPN, 9:05am Live
Formula One’s most prestigious and picturesque race returns to the streets of Monte Carlo for the Monaco Grand Prix as stars Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton continue their rivalry. ESPN airs the race live in the morning, with ABC airing an encore in the afternoon.
 
Verizon IndyCar Series:

Read more at: http://www.hillcountrynews.com/stories/tv-best-bets-for-this-week,77195

Saturday, May 26: HBO’s ‘The Tale’ and the Stories We Tell Ourselves to Survive

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All Times Eastern.

Saturday, May 26

The Tale
HBO, 10pm
Original Film!
Filmmaker Jennifer Fox shares her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and recovery in this difficult but important film, a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize nominee. Laura Dern and a preteen Isabelle Nélisse (Mama) play Fox at different times in her life, as the adult Jennifer (Dern) realizes, via a chance revisiting of a story she wrote as a prepubescent student, that the decades-older track coach she considered her first “boyfriend” actually groomed and raped her. Jason Ritter is eerily genial as Fox’s abuser while Ellen Burstyn is fiery as Fox’s mother Nettie, whose own guilt, shame and confusion helped her daughter assemble the real story.

Crime thriller documentary featuring Hobart murderess set to air this Monday, Tuesday on Investigation Discovery

TRUE CRIME: The ‘shotgun killer’ who rampaged through The Region, Part II



A courtroom sketch of Christopher Peterson and his attorney from 1991.

(Scroll down to find Part I of this story.)

The search for the shotgun killer ended Jan. 28, 1991, after the botched killing of a restaurant manager outside Southlake Mall landed two men in jail — Antwion McGee and Christopher Dwayne Peterson.

Antwion McGee told police they had the

Read more at: http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/crime-thriller-documentary-featuring-hobart-murderess-set-to-air-this/article_855f18f2-816e-54e5-a68b-8418b303ffdb.html

Grisly seaside murders to feature in new TV show

A brutal double murder that shocked Lancashire is to be the subject of a new TV programme.

The murders of Tony Marrocco and Paul Sandham shocked the community in 1995.

An artist's impression released by police in the hunt for Terry Clifton

An artist’s impression released by police in the hunt for Terry Clifton

Antonio Marrocco – known as Tony – was found beaten to death at his garage TM Motors on Northgate, Morecambe, on January 23, 1995 after family members raised the alarm.

His colleague Paul Sandham was found stabbed to death in a field off Powder House Lane the following day.

The hunt for their killer turned into one of the biggest and most complex criminal cases in local history.

Detectives believed the killer had asked Paul to take him for a test drive,

Read more at: https://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/grisly-seaside-murders-to-feature-in-new-tv-show-1-9182162

These Are the 100 Most-Watched TV Shows of the 2017-18 Season: Winners and Losers

If there was a recurring theme during the recent broadcast network upfronts, it was this: Ratings must die. “We are in a new era of media and it’s time to retire the Nielsen television metric,” Turner president David Levy said. “While it undoubtedly served its purpose, it no longer fully captures how to successfully measure an audience in today’s landscape.”

Of course, complaining about Nielsen and traditional ratings is nothing new. And these days, virtually every outlet has embraced its own version of multi-platform program measurement — including TV, DVR, VOD and streaming viewership. Levy pointed to audience targeting and other methods as better ways of selling their wares. At the NBCUniversal upfront, ad sales chairman Linda Yaccarino pushed the company’s new “CFlight” metric.

“I still cannot believe I have to get up this stage and talk about legacy measurement,” Yaccarino said, dismissing the current “C3” standard (which measures

Read more at: http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/most-watched-tv-shows-2017-2018-season-roseanne-this-is-us-walking-dead-1201968306/