Category Archives: People Magazine: True Crime

How to Navigate a Collapsing Business: Magazine Giant Meredith Axes Nostalgia

DES MOINES, Iowa—At magazine publishing giant Meredith Corp., top brass believes business can be divided into “problems” and “situations.” Problems can’t be solved with any amount of time and money. Situations, on the other hand, can.

Managing the difference, they contend, is the key to surviving a declining industry at its darkest moment.

When…

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After Genealogy Website Changes Privacy Rules, Police Say Cold Cases Might Be Harder to Solve

Genealogy website GEDmatch, which has been used by police to help solve cold cases, is changing its privacy rules and making it harder for law enforcement to access its DNA data.

According to BuzzFeed News, GEDmatch users are now automatically opted out of making their profiles available for searches by police. In order to opt in, users

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Breaking News – FOX Drops Monday, Wednesday Editions of "Paradise Hotel"; "So You Think You Can Dance" Return Moved Up to June 3

MONDAY, MAY 20

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Audio descriptions (AD) for tonight’s episodes of BEAT SHAZAM and 9-1-1 are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

–“9-1-1” – (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) — CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

A MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE ROCKS LOS ANGELES
ON “9-1-1”
MONDAY, MAY 20, ON FOX

When a massive earthquake rocks Los Angeles, the first responders rush to rescue victims from a crumbling high-rise hotel both under the rubble and high above the ground. Athena must deal with wreckage from a collapsed freeway overpass and Maddie is thrown into the fire as she faces her first crisis as a 911

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The Stars of Investigation Discovery Are EXPLORING “DANGEROUS MINDS” This Saturday at the Network’s FOURTH ANNUAL FAN CONVENTION, IDCON

Investigation Discovery (ID) today announced the lineup full of super-sleuthing experiences and star-studded panels for IDCON 2019. Themed this year as DANGEROUS MINDS, the network’s fourth annual sold-out event for true crime fanatics is taking place this Saturday, May 18 at a new venue, Center 415, in midtown. The 5th Avenue warehouse will be completely transformed into the ultimate crime lovers fan experience for the annual fan convention.

Esteemed journalist and ID host, Tony Harris will again emcee the event, bringing ID Addicts behind the yellow tape of their favorite TV channel. Harris will lead fans throughout the day’s jam-packed schedule, including exclusive panels headlined by ID’s beloved network stars, sneak peeks at upcoming programming, main stage demos, and one-of-a-kind interactive experiences catered to armchair detectives everywhere.

“With a new venue and a 63% attendance increase

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‘People Magazine Investigates: Cults’ Returns for Season 2 on Investigation Discovery

People Magazine Investigates: Cults” returns for a sophomore season on June 3 on Investigation Discovery.

Each episode follows one infamous cult from the time of its creation, and tracks leaders as well as survivors. A team of People’s true-crime staff talks to survivors who escaped and are attempting to rebuild their lives after submerging themselves into cult-like organizations.

“The stories told from those who have escaped from these cults are incredibly harrowing – truly, stranger than fiction – which is why they both captivate and so intrigue our viewers,” said Henry Schleiff, group president of Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, American Heroes Channel and Destination America, in a prepared statement. “ID continues our extremely successful partnership with People for this new season, as they bring their expert reporting to our viewers on these secret societies that so often seek to dominate and

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‘Game of Thrones’ Fan Petition for Final Season Do-Over Snowballs

UPDATED: A petition by an angry fan demanding that HBO remake the final season of “Game of Thrones” has now been signed by more than 450,000 people.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are the target of the petition, which asserts that the pair, who have shepherded the HBO hit from the beginning, “have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.” The show first moved beyond George R.R. Martin’s ongoing book series in the sixth season.

The online petition, which was started on Change.org by a user called Dylan D., is titled “Remake ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 with competent writers” and states that fans of the smash-hit show deserve “a final season that makes sense.”

The petition was created following Monday’s episode, “The Bells,” which drew strong negative reactions from

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Breaking News – ABC Renews Hit Series "Grey’s Anatomy," "Station 19" and "How to Get Away with Murder"

ABC DOUBLES DOWN ON THURSDAY NIGHTS WITH TWO ADDITIONAL SEASONS OF ‘GREY’S ANATOMY,’ EXTENDING THE LONGEST-RUNNING PRIME-TIME MEDICAL DRAMA TO SEASON 17

‘STATION 19’ IS RENEWED WITH ‘GREY’S’ SHOWRUNNER KRISTA VERNOFF OVERSEEING BOTH SERIES, EXPANDING THEIR SHARED UNIVERSE

‘HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER’ TO RETURN FOR A SIXTH SEASON WITH SHOWRUNNER PETE NOWALK CONTINUING TO HELM

ABC has renewed record-breaking series “Grey’s Anatomy” for two additional seasons (Seasons 16 and 17). In addition, ABC has renewed “Station 19” for a third season and “How to Get Away with Murder” for a sixth season. Executive producer and showrunner Krista Vernoff will helm both “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Station 19,” giving fans two hours of feels on Thursdays and providing a seamless crossover narrative on both series.

“I’m thrilled to continue at the helm of ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’

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Why Harper Lee Struggled to Write Again After To Kill a Mockingbird

It was easy enough to forget about Harper Lee in those days. To Kill a Mockingbird had come out eighteen years before in 1960, and in all that time Lee had published almost nothing else. Three short essays for two glossy magazines, two tiny profiles that were favors for her friend Truman Capote, one satirical recipe for crackling bread in a novelty cookbook: in nearly two decades, that was the only writing she had put into the world. No second novel had followed the first, and she hadn’t given an interview in fourteen years. The last time she had so much as agreed to be quoted in print was another favor for Capote. In 1976, he had asked Lee to sit with him during an interview for People, which was running a profile of him. She had said a total of twelve words on the record, seven of which were,

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Former Priest Who Allegedly Abused, Impregnated Teen Girl Keeps Job as Middle School Teacher

A former priest whose “sexual relationship” with a 14-year-old girl led to her pregnancy should not be booted from his current job as a public-school sixth-grade teacher on the basis of “hearsay” comments about the alleged abuse that still trail him, a state education arbitrator in New Jersey has ruled.

Indeed, the Cinnaminson Township Public Schools district that recently tried to oust Joseph Michael DeShan for alleged “conduct unbecoming a staff member,” had already investigated him in 2002 after reports of his 1988 “relationship” with the teen girl went public.

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Breaking News – Smithsonian Channel(TM) Announces Multi-Platform Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL(TM) ANNOUNCES MULTI-PLATFORM CELEBRATION OF THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE MOON LANDING

SIX-PART SERIES ‘APOLLO’S MOON SHOT’ REVEALS OUR DRAMATIC CHARGE INTO SPACE
THROUGH EXCLUSIVE ARTIFACTS, PREMIERING SUNDAY, JUNE 16

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL RELIVING ‘THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON’ FEATURES
MOVING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS FROM KEY FIGURES OF APOLLO 11, AIRING SUNDAY, JULY 7

‘APOLLO’S MOON SHOT’ COMPANION AUGMENTED REALITY APP WILL ENABLE USERS TO STEP ONTO THE MOON, TACKLE APOLLO CHALLENGES AND SHARE THEIR ADVENTURES, AVAILABLE THIS JUNE

NEW YORK – April 30, 2019 – Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, Smithsonian Channel will launch a six-week celebration of this historic accomplishment. Six-part series APOLLO’S MOON SHOT explores the Moon program through unique and rare access to Apollo artifacts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, while a companion augmented

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