Category Archives: Oxygen True Crime

Tonya Harding In NYT Interview: ‘You All Disrespected Me And It Hurt"

In an interview with the New York Times, former Olympic skater Tonya Harding (who now goes by the name Tonya Price) reflects on the success of her the film I, Tonya, in which she is depicted by actress Margot Robbie. The delightfully postmodern take on the true crime genre has been garnering critical approval and may work towards changing public opinion about the disgraced athlete. In the interview, Harding displayed little remorse for the crime she may or may not have been involved with — instead, she reflected on the abuse she has suffered at the hands of trolls, her family, and America.

Harding’s involvement on the attack of her competitor, Nancy Kerrigan, in 1994 has been the subject of scrutiny and international intrigue since the event occurred. Kerrigan had been struck in the knee with a retractable baton by an inept hitman ahead of the Olympic games. It was

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/tonya-harding-in-nyt-interview-you-all-disrespected-me-and-it-hurt

40 new and returning midseson TV shows (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The thermometer may indicate frigid weather, but things sure are heating up on the programming front. That’s because early January marks the beginning of television’s midseason.

The rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon only has intensified the importance of midseason strategizing. Each year sees an increase in original programming, and that makes things far trickier for networks and cable channels positioning themselves for a stretch run in the second half of the TV season.

So Fox programmers could hardly wait to throw that midseason switch. Indeed, they jumped out to an early midseason start, barely before the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” had faded away.

The Fox comedy “LA to Vegas” premiered Tuesday, Jan. 2. Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) stars in the fledgling series about the crew and passengers on a weekend no-frills round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The following night saw the return

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2018/01/40_new_and_returning_midseson_shows_videos.html

40 new and returning midseason TV shows (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The thermometer may indicate frigid weather, but things sure are heating up on the programming front. That’s because early January marks the beginning of television’s midseason.

The rise of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon only has intensified the importance of midseason strategizing. Each year sees an increase in original programming, and that makes things far trickier for networks and cable channels positioning themselves for a stretch run in the second half of the TV season.

So Fox programmers could hardly wait to throw that midseason switch. Indeed, they jumped out to an early midseason start, barely before the strains of “Auld Lang Syne” had faded away.

The Fox comedy “LA to Vegas” premiered Tuesday, Jan. 2. Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) stars in the fledgling series about the crew and passengers on a weekend no-frills round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. The following night saw the return

Read more at: http://www.cleveland.com/tv-blog/index.ssf/2018/01/40_new_and_returning_midseson_shows_videos.html

Soledad O’Brien tackles crime with Oxygen’s ‘Mysteries and Scandals’

Posted Friday, January 5, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio TV Talk blog

Journalist Soledad O’Brien is known for digging into topics such as race and equality.

But at various news and cable networks including MSNBC, Al Jazeera America and CNN, she has also covered her fair share of crime stories.

Bottom line: crime is endlessly fascinating to millions of viewers. Oxygen Network, once home to “Bad Girls Club” and reality shows featuring Russell Simmons and Tori Spelling, is now focused exclusively on true crime, chasing after an audience that ID had cornered.

So O’Brien has teamed up with Oxygen to create a show called “Mysteries and Scandals” which debuts Friday, January 5 at 9 p.m. and delves into past crime cases, some more familiar than others.

“It was just an opportunity for me to dig deeper into stories I covered as

Read more at: http://radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com/2018/01/05/five-questions-with-soledad-obrien-on-oxygens-mysteries-and-scandals/

A true crime story: How murder in the streets led to Ottawa’s last execution

Words by Bruce Deachman, Artwork by Robert Cross

James Shorey, an Ottawa janitor, was on his way home on a cold, October night in 1945, when he saw three young men he felt were up to little good.

One of them was vainly trying the door handle of the Thomas Jewelry store before the group turned from Bank up to Albert Street.

Shorey followed at a discreet distance, watching as they tried the door of another store — the Dominion at the corner of O’Connor  — then turned their attention to the parked cars nearby.

“I saw them monkeying around the car and knew they were up to something,” he said.

Shorey slipped away to phone the authorities.

Over at police Station No. 1, at Queen and Elgin, the site of today’s NAC, the somewhat routine nighttime call was met with enthusiasm from Ottawa police Det. Thomas Stoneman.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/detective-thomas-stoneman

True crime story: How murder in the streets led to Ottawa’s last execution

Words by Bruce Deachman, Artwork by Robert Cross

James Shorey, an Ottawa janitor, was on his way home on a cold, October night in 1945, when he saw three young men he felt were up to little good.

One of them was vainly trying the door handle of the Thomas Jewelry store before the group turned from Bank up to Albert Street.

Shorey followed at a discreet distance, watching as they tried the door of another store — the Dominion at the corner of O’Connor  — then turned their attention to the parked cars nearby.

“I saw them monkeying around the car and knew they were up to something,” he said.

Shorey slipped away to phone the authorities.

Over at police Station No. 1, at Queen and Elgin, the site of today’s NAC, the somewhat routine nighttime call was met with enthusiasm from Ottawa police Det. Thomas Stoneman.

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/detective-thomas-stoneman

Soledad O’Brien on Revisiting OJ Simpson for ‘Mysteries & Scandals …

When it comes to infamous true crime cases, OJ Simpson’s arrest and subsequent acquittal in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman tops the list.

The former professional athlete escaped conviction in 1996, was later sued by the victims’ families, and ended up arrested for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping. His alleged involvement in the first crime was the subject of quite a few TV programs in 2016 — including the Academy Award-winning documentary “OJ: Made in America” and the Emmy Award-winning scripted limited series “The People v. OJ Simpson.” Last year, he was granted parole and released after serving nine years for that armed robbery and kidnapping. Now, Oxygen Media’s new true crime docu-series “Mysteries Scandals” debuts with a deep dive into the crime that put the notorious man behind bars.

“I spent a lot of time as a reporter

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/soledad-obrien-mysteries-and-scandals-oj-simpson-bobbi-kristina-brown-aileen-wuornos-1202643125/

Soledad O’Brien on Revisiting OJ Simpson, Aileen Wuornos for ‘Mysteries & Scandals’: ‘The Stakes are High’

When it comes to infamous true crime cases, OJ Simpson’s arrest and subsequent acquittal in the 1994 murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman tops the list.

The former professional athlete escaped conviction in 1996, was later sued by the victims’ families, and ended up arrested for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping. His alleged involvement in the first crime was the subject of quite a few TV programs in 2016 — including the Academy Award-winning documentary “OJ: Made in America” and the Emmy Award-winning scripted limited series “The People v. OJ Simpson.” Last year, he was granted parole and released after serving nine years for that armed robbery and kidnapping. Now, Oxygen Media’s new true crime docu-series “Mysteries Scandals” debuts with a deep dive into the crime that put the notorious man behind bars.

“I spent a lot of time as a reporter

Read more at: http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/soledad-obrien-mysteries-and-scandals-oj-simpson-bobbi-kristina-brown-aileen-wuornos-1202643125/

5 Reasons To Watch Oxygen’s ‘OJ Simpson: The Crimes and Punishment’

Oxygen has become a destination network for true-crime fans. Programs like The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway and Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks have shed new light on some of the most interesting crimes in modern history. The cable channel’s latest offering, Mysteries Scandals, adds to their impressive slate of riveting true-crime shows by investigating some of the most intriguing cases that have impacted the pop culture landscape.

Hosted and executive produced by Soledad O’Brien, the docuseries combines vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments, and archival footage to reexamine notorious high-profile stories like the mysterious deaths of Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, the Slender Man attacks, and the crime spree of Richard Ramirez. The first episode, which premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Oxygen, focuses on the trial of O.J. Simpson. No, not that trial. Mysteries Scandals delves into the odd 2007 Las Vegas

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/01/05/5-reasons-to-watch-oxygens-oj-simpson-the-crimes-and-punishment/

5 Reasons To Watch Oxygen’s ‘OJ Simpson: The Crimes and …

Oxygen has become a destination network for true-crime fans. Programs like The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway and Dahmer on Dahmer: A Serial Killer Speaks have shed new light on some of the most interesting crimes in modern history. The cable channel’s latest offering, Mysteries Scandals, adds to their impressive slate of riveting true-crime shows by investigating some of the most intriguing cases that have impacted the pop culture landscape.

Hosted and executive produced by Soledad O’Brien, the docuseries combines vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments, and archival footage to reexamine notorious high-profile stories like the mysterious deaths of Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, the Slender Man attacks, and the crime spree of Richard Ramirez. The first episode, which premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Oxygen, focuses on the trial of O.J. Simpson. No, not that trial. Mysteries Scandals delves into the odd 2007 Las Vegas

Read more at: https://decider.com/2018/01/05/5-reasons-to-watch-oxygens-oj-simpson-the-crimes-and-punishment/