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Veteran Journalist Brings Hit True Crime Podcast To Bloomington

The second series of the hit true-crime podcast Suspect Convictions will focus on the 1998 murder of 3-year old Christina McNeil of Bloomington.

Veteran investigative journalist Scott Reeder and GLT News Director Emeritus Willis Kern will collaborate on the weekly series that begins Oct. 27 on GLT’s Sound Ideas.

Reeder has seen plenty in his 30-year journalism career. If your ear is tuned to curious, he’ll happily regale you with stories of covering Rod Blagojevich’s stumbles or winning national awards for his investigation of teacher tenure in Illinois and the difficulties in firing bad teachers.

“I’m just passionate about journalism,” said Reeder. “It’s just an adventure every day.”

As someone who covered the Illinois legislature for over a decade and even started three news organizations in his three decades of journalism, he’s a prime candidate for person “who has probably forgotten more stories than most can remember.”

An image seared into his brain

Read more at: http://wglt.org/post/veteran-journalist-brings-hit-true-crime-podcast-bloomington

Death by Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Death By Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

Scaring is caring. When the inaugural Death By Festival splatters the walls and shakes the foundations at the North Door this weekend, this hybrid horror film/heavy music festival will raise funds for Austin Pets Alive! and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. But make no mistake, that big heart is still full of entertaining evil.

It will be a sealed room of mayhem, with 13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations, interwoven with music from the darker side. Fest co-founder Susie Winfield said, “We went back and forth on, ‘Do we even call this a festival? Is the concept of a festival that there are multiple things happening at the same time, at different places?’ We said, ‘You know what? It is a festival. It’s a full day.'”

There’s a historic resonance here. Back in 2012, local true-crime author Corey Mitchell announced he wanted to run a small fest fusing extreme films and extreme

Read more at: https://www.austinchronicle.com/screens/2017-10-27/death-by-festival-brings-the-horror-and-metal-for-a-good-cause/

Soledad O’Brien Brings News Chops to Oxygen True Crime Series

Multiple Emmy and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien will host and serve as executive producer on “Mysteries and Scandals,” a new investigative series on the Oxygen network where she puts her journalism roots to use in the true-crime genre.

“I’m so excited about it,” O’Brien told TheWrap. “What makes a mystery really work is a good storyteller unwinding a story in a way that an audience finds compelling.”

The new true crime series will explore Hollywood’s most infamous criminals, murders and cases of corruption with all the juicy details young viewers have come to expect from the genre. Oxygen is in the midst of a major rebrand, banking on true crime and a diverse, contemporary audience that demands context and credibility.

Lucky for Oxygen, O’Brien won’t allow her show to be sensationalized or a stripped-down version of true crime that often fails on other networks.

Read more at: http://www.thewrap.com/soledad-obrien-interview-oxygen-true-crime-mysteries-and-scandals/

Soledad O’Brien Brings Journalism Chops to Oxygen’s Upcoming True Crime Series

Multiple Emmy and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien will host and serve as executive producer on “Mysteries and Scandals,” a new investigative series on the Oxygen network where she puts her journalism roots to use in the true-crime genre.

“I’m so excited about it,” O’Brien told TheWrap. “What makes a mystery really work is a good storyteller unwinding a story in a way that an audience finds compelling.”

The new true crime series will explore Hollywood’s most infamous criminals, murders and cases of corruption with all the juicy details young viewers have come to expect from the genre. Oxygen is in the midst of a major rebrand, banking on true crime and a diverse, contemporary audience that demands context and credibility.

Lucky for Oxygen, O’Brien won’t allow her show to be sensationalized or a stripped-down version of true crime that often fails on other networks.

Read more at: http://www.thewrap.com/soledad-obrien-interview-oxygen-true-crime-mysteries-and-scandals/

Seth Meyers brings some edge to NBCUniversal’s marathon upfront presentation

Seth Meyers brought a topical edge to NBCUniversal’s upfront presentation Monday at Radio City Music Hall.

The comedian, who has taken NBC’s “Late Night” in a more sharply political direction since taking over the reins three years ago, took jabs at his home network, the Trump administration– and sometimes both.

“”Law Order: SVU’ had a really big year. It got elected president,” said Meyers, who also joked that “someone had to revive Mike Pence” after he heard about the network’s upcoming revival of “Will Grace”

He said that the upfronts — an annual ritual in which networks put a sometimes desperate spin on their ratings and shamelessly plug soon-to-be-forgotten shows — have been “post-truth from the beginning.”

“This week is the definition of fake news,” he said.

But Meyers didn’t have to make up any numbers when boasting about his former home, “Saturday Night Live,” which like “Late Night” has benefitted from the appetite

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-may-seth-meyers-nbcuniversal-upfront-1494868947-htmlstory.html

DRG brings true crime to the Croisette

guiltologyDRG will launch Guiltology at MIPTV, a truer crime series set in the world of forensic science.

The series is produced by Jane Root’s Nutopia for CNN’s HLN net in the US.

Each of the 6x60mins instalments examines a crime that was ultimately solved by a leap forward in forensic science.

DRG’s other MIPTV launches include ARTE and PBS series The Churchills.

The three-parter is fronted by historian David Starkey who looks at the lives of Winston Churchill’s ancestors.

Distributor DRG also has a deal with NRK and sells some of the Norwegian pubcaster’s shows internationally, including its quirky slow TV formats.

This time it has Music of the Northern Lights, a one-hour dialogue-free show featuring photography of the Northern Lights. The Norwegian Broadcasting Radio Orchestra provides the soundtrack.

In formats, DRG will launch dating series Rewind Love. Created by Finland’s Moskito, the series shows couples on the

Read more at: http://tbivision.com/news/2017/03/drg-brings-true-crime-croisette/733022/

‘Monster in My Family’ Brings Together Families of Serial Killers and the Victims

Serial Killer

In a new series on LMN, Monster in My Family, the families of serial killers will be brought together with some of their victims families. On June 3, the network announced that they would be premiering this new series on July 1, with Melissa Moore, an international expert and speaker, facilitating these meetings.

Moore is the daughter of Keith Hunter Jesperson, a man who is also known as the Happy Face Killer. In the premiere episode of Monster in My Family, she brings her own story as the child of a serial killer to the viewers, while also getting together with the family members of one of her father’s

Read more at: http://guardianlv.com/2015/06/monster-in-my-family-brings-together-families-of-serial-killers-and-the-victims/