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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

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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/

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/

Soledad O’Brien to Host New Oxygen Drama, ‘Mysteries & Scandals’

In an effort to position itself as the “new destination for high-quality crime programming,” the Oxygen network will debut “Mysteries Scandals,” a 13-episode series that investigates some of the most notably intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation.

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, Soledad O’Brien, has been tapped to host the hour-long series, which will feature vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage.

“What an amazing opportunity to work with Oxygen on ‘Mysteries Scandals,’ reliving and retelling some of the biggest stories that captured national headlines,” said Soledad O’Brien in a press release. “Through never before seen interviews and meticulous fact-finding, we give viewers a fresh perspective.”

The series, which premieres on Jan. 5, is described as one that features “power, fame, infamy, envy, obsessions and betrayal as the framework for headlines of the recent past,” according to a press release announcing the series.

“Mysteries Scandals” will feature

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Oxygen, Propagate base doc on podcast

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen has partnered with Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content to develop a documentary series based on a true crime podcast.

Payne Lindsey

Investigative podcast Up Vanished is credited with helping to crack the 11-year-old cold case of missing beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, ultimately leading to two arrests.

The podcast comes from Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV, whose executives Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are now working with Silverman, Howard T Owens and Brett-Patrick Jenkins of Propagate to develop it for TV.

Propagate previously developed Lore, a horror series based on the podcast of the same name, for Amazon.

Up Vanished has been downloaded 150 million times, according to Tenderfoot TV, which is now working on a second season of the podcast that will explore a new true crime case.

The company has also partnered with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks on Atlanta Monster,

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/oxygen-propagate-base-doc-on-podcast/

Oxygen, Propagate base doc on podcast | News | C21Media

NBCUniversal-owned US cablenet Oxygen has partnered with Ben Silverman’s Propagate Content to develop a documentary series based on a true crime podcast.

Payne Lindsey

Investigative podcast Up Vanished is credited with helping to crack the 11-year-old cold case of missing beauty queen and school teacher Tara Grinstead, ultimately leading to two arrests.

The podcast comes from Atlanta-based Tenderfoot TV, whose executives Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are now working with Silverman, Howard T Owens and Brett-Patrick Jenkins of Propagate to develop it for TV.

Propagate previously developed Lore, a horror series based on the podcast of the same name, for Amazon.

Up Vanished has been downloaded 150 million times, according to Tenderfoot TV, which is now working on a second season of the podcast that will explore a new true crime case.

The company has also partnered with veteran podcasting company HowStuffWorks on Atlanta Monster,

Read more at: https://www.c21media.net/oxygen-propagate-base-doc-on-podcast/

Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in MYSTERIES …

Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in MYSTERIES  SCANDALS Hosted by Soledad O'Brien Premiering 1/5  9 PM ET/PT

Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts the Wilshire Studios production of “Mysteries Scandals,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy® and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien, beginning Friday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage. Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and BETRAYAL provide the FRAMEWORK for headlines of the recent past. For a sneak peek, click here.

“What an amazing opportunity to work with Oxygen on ‘Mysteries Scandals,’ reliving and retelling some of the biggest stories that captured national headlines,” said Soledad O’Brien. “Through never before seen

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Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in MYSTERIES & SCANDALS Hosted by Soledad O’Brien Premiering 1/5 9 …

Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in MYSTERIES  SCANDALS Hosted by Soledad O'Brien Premiering 1/5  9 PM ET/PT

Oxygen Media, the new destination for high-quality crime programming, debuts the Wilshire Studios production of “Mysteries Scandals,” hosted and executive produced by Emmy® and Peabody Award winner Soledad O’Brien, beginning Friday, January 5 at 9pm ET/PT. The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage. Power, fame, infamy, envy, obsession and BETRAYAL provide the FRAMEWORK for headlines of the recent past. For a sneak peek, click here.

“What an amazing opportunity to work with Oxygen on ‘Mysteries Scandals,’ reliving and retelling some of the biggest stories that captured national headlines,” said Soledad O’Brien. “Through never before seen

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Oxygen-Media-Uncovers-Infamous-Crimes-in-MYSTERIES-SCANDALS-Hosted-by-Soledad-OBrien-Premiering-15-9-PM-ETPT-20171121

Oprah’s former Oxygen partner ‘sad’ it’s now a crime network

Oprah Winfrey’s former Oxygen business partner Geraldine Laybourne was the keynote speaker this week at an Alliance for Women in Media lunch, where she revealed that she and Winfrey are not into the new Oxygen.

“Before she started her acceptance speech she basically said . . . ‘I want to say how sad I am at what Oxygen has become. It should not be an all-crime network. That is not what Oprah, Marcy [Carsey] and I set out to create and it makes me very, very sad,’ ” a spy told us.

Now owned by NBC, Oxygen rebranded as a crime network over the summer.

Laybourne’s lament stunned the room. “It was totally out of left field,” a spy said.

A rep for Winfrey did not comment.

A rep for the network said, “The ratings are up 44 percent since the transition to an all crime network. People are loving it.”

Read more at: https://pagesix.com/2017/11/16/oprahs-former-oxygen-partner-is-sad-its-now-a-crime-network/

Alabama Man Allegedly Beat Elderly Mom to Death With Oxygen Tank Because She ‘Wouldn’t Stop Crying’

A 47-year-old Alabama man allegedly beat his elderly mother to death with her oxygen tank because she “wouldn’t stop crying,” according to multiple reports.

Joseph Wood, of Mobile, was arrested Friday and charged with murder after police found his 70-year-old mother, Carol Croucher, dead inside their home, Lieutenant Charles Bagsby of the Mobile police told reporters, Fox10 reports.

Croucher died of blunt force trauma, Bagsby said.

Wood made his first appearance in court Monday for a bond hearing, PEOPLE confirms. He pleaded not guilty, Al.com reports, and his bond was set at $150,000.

“You know every murder case is horrible, but this one makes you sick,” says Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood said in court, WKRG reports. “This one makes me absolutely sick.”

According to Blackwood, Wood told investigators he killed his mother because she would not stop crying.

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