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Tuesday’s TV highlights: ‘Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ on NBC

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The Flash Another DC Comics character is introduced when Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team discover their recent streak of bad luck is the handiwork of Becky (guest star Sugar-Lyn Beard), a.k.a. Hazard. Also, Harry Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) returns to Earth-1 to deliver a message to Wally (Keiynan Lonsdale). 8 p.m. KTLA

The Middle Frankie (Patricia Heaton) finds out that a woman died in the Heck house nearly 50 years ago and Brick (Atticus Shaffer) is sure that it was a homicide. Much to Mike’s (Neil Flynn) dismay, they set out to find the killer in this new Halloween-themed episode of the family comedy. 8 p.m. ABC

Finding Your Roots Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“Selma”) and author Janet Mock find their preconceptions about their families turned upside-down in this new episode of series hosted by Henry Louis Gates. 8 p.m. KOCE

Fresh Off the Boat While Louis (Randall Park) is

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True Crime: Relationships and Responsibilities

On a professional level, I learned a lot about the justice system, and it generated a lot of ideas for important stories that need to be told. On a personal level, I was humbled by victims’ family members who, in honoring their lost loved ones, have dedicated themselves to reforming the system. I was deeply inspired by the exemplary work of tireless advocates, volunteer attorneys, and public defenders. But most profoundly I learned a great lesson about resilience from Walter Ogrod, who has been on death row for 21 years, and Anthony Graves, who was exonerated on October 27, 2010 after serving 18 years for a crime there was never a shred of evidence he committed. Considering what he wrongfully witnessed, endured and survived on death row in Texas in one of the worst prisons in the country, Anthony Graves is one of the most extraordinary men I’ve ever met,

Read more at: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/true-crime-relationships-and-responsibilities_us_59ee59a3e4b031d8582f577e

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED …

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

Sundance TV Premieres True Crime Docu-Series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, 11/18

SundanceTV today released the first full-length trailer for their true crime documentary series COLD BLOODED: THE CLUTTER FAMILY MURDERS, which will premiere as a two-night event on Saturday, November 18th at 9/8c. The docu-series – produced and directed by Joe Berlinger – focuses on the brutal murder of the Clutter family in a small Kansas town in 1959, the resulting investigation, convictions and executions of Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, chronicled in Truman Capote’s landmark book, In Cold Blood.

SundanceTV’s “True Crime Weekend” marathon will feature the film version of Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson. The film, directed by Richard Brooks, garnered four Academy Award nominations and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Other movies that will air during this marathon include Murder in the First, Infamous,

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Sundance-TV-Premieres-True-Crime-Docu-Series-COLD-BLOODED-THE-CLUTTER-FAMILY-MURDERS-1118-20171023

Dirty John: the hit podcast changing our queasy relationship with true crime

It’s a love story that begins with an autopsy report, a description of a corpse mangled by 13 stab-wounds. Before we learn whose body it is, or how their death came about, we are guided through a harrowing tale of manipulation, deceit and abuse.

Dirty John, a new collaboration between the Los Angeles Times and audio producer Wondery, has become one of the most talked-about true crime stories of the year.

Across six instalments, Pulitzer-nominated journalist Christopher Goffard tells the story of Debra Newell, a successful Californian interior designer seduced by John Meehan, a violent con-artist described by one lawyer as “evil incarnate”.

Newell, a four-time divorcee, met Meehan through an online dating site. He claimed to be a devout Christian, attending the same church as her. Just days after they met, he told her he loved her; they married in secret two months later. But Newell’s children knew something was wrong

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/radio/podcasts/dirty-john-true-story-behind-hit-podcast-changing-queasy-relationship/

A Brutal Murder Revisited: America’s First True Crime Story Emerges …

One fateful night in 1959, two men broke into the home of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter in the farming town of Holcomb, Kansas. They were looking for a safe that they had heard was in the house. By morning, they had brutaly murdered the Clutters and their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon. No safe or money had been found.

The Clutter murders shocked the nation, and when novelist Truman Capote, famous at that point for Breakfast at Tiffanys, visited the town with fellow novelist friend Harper Lee, he, like the nation, became obsessed with the Clutter killings and the murderers—Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. He would spend six years writing In Cold Blood, what has been called the first non-fiction novel. It remains the second-best-selling true crime book in publishing history, after Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter, about the Manson murders.

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Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/new-details-americas-first-true-crime-story-emerge-docuseries-cold-blooded-690583

A Brutal Murder Revisited: America’s First True Crime Story Emerges in SundanceTV Docuseries, ‘Cold Blooded’

One fateful night in 1959, two men broke into the home of Herbert and Bonnie Clutter in the farming town of Holcomb, Kansas. They were looking for a safe that they had heard was in the house. By morning, they had brutaly murdered the Clutters and their two youngest children, Nancy and Kenyon. No safe or money had been found.

The Clutter murders shocked the nation, and when novelist Truman Capote, famous at that point for Breakfast at Tiffanys, visited the town with fellow novelist friend Harper Lee, he, like the nation, became obsessed with the Clutter killings and the murderers—Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith. He would spend six years writing In Cold Blood, what has been called the first non-fiction novel. It remains the second-best-selling true crime book in publishing history, after Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter, about the Manson murders.

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Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/new-details-americas-first-true-crime-story-emerge-docuseries-cold-blooded-690583

True-crime show to profile Prague murder, kidnapping case

Back in 2010, a homicide and kidnapping case in Prague made local headlines, as did formal charges and the sentencing of the suspect in 2013.

Back in 2010, a homicide and kidnapping case in Prague made local headlines, as did formal charges and the sentencing of the suspect in 2013.

Now, seven years later, that case will be profiled at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 on a national television show, “Dead Silent,” which airs on true-crime network Investigation Discovery.

The case involves the murder of Ethan Walton and the kidnapping of his girlfriend.

The show will profile the story and the woman’s escape, and will include interviews with her, as well as Ethan’s mother and local law enforcement, including Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer and District Attorney Richard Smothermon.

For the crimes in this case, suspect Glendon Gouker , now 46, was sentenced in 2013 to serve life in

Read more at: http://www.news-star.com/news/20171022/true-crime-show-to-profile-prague-murder-kidnapping-case

True crime shows worth watching right now

Law Order finally joined the party that other true-crime series have been hosting for years.

Law Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders continues the franchise’s long tradition of ripping from the headlines. Except this time, it’s a detailed, blow-by-blow retelling of a crime almost 30 years old. And it stars Edie Falco as all-star defense attorney Leslie Abramson.

It’s more like “ripped from the case files.”

In 1989, brothers Lyle, 21, and Erik Menendez, 18, stand accused of murdering their parents. Most people think the motive is money; the brothers went on a spending spree in the weeks following the deaths of their parents. Lyle Menendez maintained in a recent interview that he had been abused by his father but says he regrets it.

This isn’t the first time this saga has made it onscreen. The TV movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills, starring Edward James Olmos and Beverly D’Angelo, was

Read more at: http://www.dentonrc.com/news/denton/2017/10/20/true-crime-shows-worth-watching-right-now

American Crime Story Season 2 Versace New Teaser Clip

Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story will next tackle the 1997 assassination of fashion giant Gianni Versace.

The expanding array of prestige anthology television from Ryan Murphy is already deep into its long-set plans. While delays pushed back the would-be Hurricane Katrina-centric follow-up to Season 1’s The People v. OJ Simpson story, Murphy’s acclaimed FX anthology series American Crime Story will return in 2018.

Brandishing the lengthy title, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, the second season will focus on another world-famous crime in the 1997 murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, starring Edgar Ramirez, Penélope Cruz, Ricky Martin and Darren Criss.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story Season 2 Trailer

Video of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story | Season 2: Kiss Goodbye Preview | FX

Penélope Cruz’s portrayal of Donatella Versace is the focus of this brief teaser clip, which clearly takes place after

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