The film is executive produced by Gail Katz. Adam Salky will direct from a script by Stephen Tolkin. Television's press release, February A cult favorite children's series gets a horror genre twist with the return of The Banana Splits in a new original film which will premiere in via Warner Bros.
The Banana Splits will offer a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family brother Austin, mother Beth and father Mitch attend a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley and business as usual for Rebecca, the producer of the series.
But things take an unexpected turn - and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom and their new pals safely escape? From horrific extremes such as the Holocaust or the Rwandan genocide, when hate has fueled mass destruction, to everyday incidents like playground bullying or malicious trolling on social media, hate shapes our lives in myriad ways.
And while all humans have the capacity to hate, few understand what sparks it and transforms it into a destructive force. At the heart of this timely series is the notion that if people begin to understand their own minds, they can find ways to work against hate and keep it from spreading. In addition, many of Discovery's networks around the world will begin airing the series in October.
Artists, their collaborators and other influential musical and cultural figures deconstruct compositions, revisit the impact the song had on them personally, and dissect the socio-economic and cultural conditions that inspired the landmark work and gave voice to a generation. Angie Day, Erik Parker and One9 also serve as co-executive producers. A spinoff of Nick's animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes tells the story of year-old Ronnie Anne who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family, the Casagrandes.
Following its premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at a. After moving in with their grandparents in Great Lakes City, Ronnie Anne adjusts to her new life living under one roof and over the family-run mercado local market , which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.
Battle of the Fittest Couples takes ripped couples and puts them through an intense competition that not only tests them on their physical and mental toughness, but how they work together as a team. We love working out as a couple, through doing so, we have learned so much about each other, and it has strengthened our relationship," says JoJo Fletcher. In Battle of the Fittest Couples, 12 of the toughest and most competitive couples battle their way through grueling, physical and mental main event challenges that will put every ounce of their athleticism to the test.
The losing couple is automatically put up for elimination and the winning couple gets to call the shots on choosing another couple to send with them into the "Rage Cage. Through every episode, physical limits are pushed, alliances are made, and relationships are tested. Upon graduation, those entering the professional world face mounds of bills, a shrinking pool of employment opportunities, a lack of financial skills and a constant, crippling weight of oppression keeping them from reaching for their dreams.
Leading the charge to support millennials in overcoming their crippling financial struggles is host Dan Rosensweig, Chegg CEO, and financial expert Danetha Doe who go one on one with young people living in pricey Los Angeles, what they thought would be The City of Dreams, to change their habits, gain financial confidence and become CEO of their own lives. Although they all come from different backgrounds and circumstances, each of the participants have one thing in common-- extreme debt. Rosensweig and Doe challenge millennials to address everything from savings and spending to taxes, bills, co-loans and more.
Ultimately, each of the subjects are given "homework," tailored next steps meant to be tackled within a specific and timely window. It's not comfortable, it's not easy, but it's necessary if they want financial stability. Throughout each of the 10 half-hours, viewers also get valuable insights and advice from several leading and trusted experts including award-winning personal finance journalist Jean Chatzky and Farnoosh Tarobi, bestselling author and podcast reporter. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point.
A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. Set in , it centers around teenager Miles "Pudge" Halter Charlie Plummer , as he enrolls in boarding school to try to gain a deeper perspective on life. He falls in love with Alaska Young Kristine Froseth , and finds a group of loyal friends.
But after an unexpected tragedy, Miles and his close friends attempt to make sense of what they've been through. Instead of seeing Loretta as competition, Patsy took Loretta under her wings to help her make it in Nashville. Soon, they became close friends, touring together, bonding over their husband troubles and commiserating on being females in the male-dominated music business. Then in , the country music community was struck with a tragedy when at just age 30, Patsy died in a plane crash.
Despite the devastating loss of her friend, Loretta continued on in the industry and is today, known as the First Lady of Country Music. To this day, Loretta remains grateful to Patsy for her mentorship and above all, friendship, as the country music trailblazer that paved the way for Loretta. Nicole Kassell directs the pilot from a script written by Lindelof.
Based on the iconic graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC. Now, National Geographic is on a mission to unearth the secrets of some of the world's most legendary and mysterious civilizations in its new global series Lost Cities With Albert Lin. Follow host and National Geographic Explorer Albert Lin on a high-tech adventure that will revolutionize archaeology across the globe. Utilizing ground-penetrating radar, LiDar and 3D scanning, Lin joins boots-on-the-ground archaeologists to discover and re-create unexcavated worlds still hidden beneath the earth.
His mission is to uncover and resolve mysteries of the past in the most extraordinary sites of antiquity, including the Knights Templar in Israel, the Lost Kingdom of the Pacific in Micronesia and the city behind the legend of El Dorado: City of Gold in Colombia. The series will premiere globally in countries and 43 languages.
Hosted by Property Brothers: Forever Home star and real estate expert Drew Scott, the series will boast bold build and design challenges; in-show surprises; and special guest judges. The winner will walk away with the ultimate reward - bragging rights and a street named after her on the most rocking block in the country. They can completely redesign them - the possibilities are endless. They're playing to win, and we can't wait to see the results of their strategy, creativity and drive. In a vast expanse of rugged wilderness, one area - known as "The Alaska Triangle" - has been home to so much unusual activity that it has struck fear across Alaska and the world.
More people disappear in this area than anywhere else in the United States, with countless sightings of strange creatures, impossible moving lights in the sky, unexplained phenomena and even malevolent ghosts. Are lay lines and electromagnetic anomalies within the Triangle causing these bizarre events?
Or is something more sinister at play? From strange reports of military personnel seeing UFOs and missing aircrafts that have vanished without a trace, to sightings of fearful monsters and an underground alien base hidden inside a mountain, each episode of "The Alaska Triangle" seeks to unlock the paranormal mysteries hidden within this foreboding location.
Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia through a series of liberalizing reforms. Throughout her career, Hostin has dedicated herself to sharing people's stories on television, but this time is different. During this six-episode series, Hostin travels to the sites of America's most perplexing cases, interviewing detectives, prosecutors, coroners, and speaking with victims' families to piece together the emotions, evidence and, ultimately, truth of the case.
As a former undefeated federal prosecutor, and current victims' rights advocate, she uses her expertise to connect with investigators and law enforcement and get to the heart of what exactly happened. With each case, Hostin proves that justice is only really achieved when you uncover the truth. The game will feature two teams, each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete in a game of stakes ranking hysterically miserable real-life experiences - from getting stuck overnight in an elevator to walking in on your grandparents having sex - on a scale of based on our Misery Index, a ranking system created by a team of therapists.
The series will launch globally in the fall of As the pair travels through each city, they will also uncover new and surprising things about themselves. This picture-perfect couple has it all! Money, status, and pure bliss flank the Mr. However, behind closed doors, they are anything but flawless.
With lies, cheating and messy mayhem running amuck, in the new scripted series, we see next level corruption up close and way too personal, directly from the White House. Please believe, you could not write this In this bold new series, viewers watch these women navigate their "complicated love life" status, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals.
Premiering this fall on BET, the one-hour drama takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of squadgoals.
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Each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers who each think they're starting their first day at a new job. It's business as usual until their paths collide and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares. When the zombie apocalypse is unleashed in Birmingham, sisters Kat and Jo, together with unlikely travel companions Sunny and Amar, must flee for their lives Jo has just returned from a season as a club rep and has decided to move back in with younger sister Kat, a computer game addict who buys into every conspiracy theory around.
Jo struggles to take her sister seriously when Kat claims the zombie apocalypse is real and happening, right now Alongside gym bunny Amar, the upbeat and ready to face things head on character and his oldest friend Sunny, a wannabe misanthrope who'd rather sit out the apocalypse from the comfort of his sofa, Kat, Jo, Sunny and Amar find themselves trapped together on board Dorothy, a narrow boat on the Grand Union canal. As they journey along the canal in their tightly packed living quarters, friendships develop, alliances form, arguments occur and romance blossoms.
Along the way, they realise there is no escaping the problems of everyday life, even in a zombie apocalypse. Out-running the zombie horde in Zomboat! It wasn't the kindest place to grow up, so when her career skyrocketed at seventeen she was happy to leave it behind. Though she's set to headline a Christmas concert in NYC, Laney decides to make a quick pit-stop to see her family.
When a freak snowstorm hits, she finds herself stranded in the town, and is roped into taking part in a local Christmas concert. As Laney spends more time in her hometown, it becomes less and less like she remembered it. She begins to fall in the love with the people, place and just maybe, a handsome snowplow driver named Robbie Rosner. When the storm lets up, will Laney head off to NYC or will home be where her heart is? Sweet Mountain Christmas is produced by Brightlight Pictures.
Tamara Trexler and Nancy Bennett serve as executive producers. Each batch of holiday goodness individually, impeccably made. The mammoth success of Hallmark on TV's inviting Christmas programming, well, that is no longer a secret. The uniqueness, quality, brand, emotion, and star power cannot be matched.
Hallmark's two flagship linear channels will premiere 40 new, original Christmas movies in with the commitment -- and differentiator - that every World Premiere will be a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for viewers. Holiday-themed movies had gone out of vogue and networks stopped making them until Hallmark Channel brought the genre back to television in During the drive, the mismatched pair find themselves surrounded by Santa conventioneers, saving a Christmas nativity play, performing onstage in Nashville with music royalty Osmond , and braving a massive snowstorm which just may lead them to making sweet music together.
Jeff Schenck serves as executive producer. However, upon arrival, Emma is not only shocked to bump into her first love after all these years, but also his vivacious daughter. Throughout the week, the two fight their feelings for one another as they plan a Christmas Eve show in hopes of saving the local theater.
The series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results. As the series begins, Eve Fletcher Kathryn Hahn , a mids single mom who works as the executive director of a senior center, drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty house.
Meanwhile, Eve's son Brendan Jackson White , a popular though sometimes clueless jock, finds college is a little more complicated than he expected and struggles to make connections with his more socially and politically aware fellow students. As mother and son find themselves alone for the first time, this sharp, provocative series navigates themes of parenthood, sexuality, love, and identity in a cultural moment when attitudes about gender and sex are evolving rapidly.
Moore, imagines what would have happened if the global space race never ended and the space program remained the cultural centerpiece of America's hopes and dreams. It all starts with a plan. When all humanity has lost the sense of sight, humans must adapt and find new ways to survive. She plans every event and keeps all the guests happy. But when her college sweetheart, Chavira now widowed with two children, checks in, Holly discovers she has her own reservations about life and love.
Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. This special tribute to the original animated classic and its timeless music will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.
This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award R -winning Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar R -winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman's iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular. Additional cast announcements will be made at a later date.
Desperate to increase her numbers and get promoted outside of Radio Christmas - a year-round Christmas station, Kara seeks to uncover the identity of the town's Secret Santa, an anonymous benefactor that saved all of Bethlehem's Christmas festivities. Caught in the middle are three women fighting for their children and their lives.
Not all will survive. Mark Hewitt. The author chronicles a remarkable story. After surviving the horrors of the Holocaust — in ghettos, on death marches, and in concentration camps — a young couple seeks refuge in Canada. They settle into a new life, certain that the terrors of their past are behind them. They build themselves a cozy little cottage on a lake in Muskoka, a cottage that becomes emblematic of their victory over the Nazis.
The charming retreat is a safe haven, a refuge from haunted memories. That is, until a single act of unspeakable violence defiles their sanctuary. Poking around the dark crawl space beneath their cottage, they discover a wooden crate, nailed tightly shut and almost hidden from view. Big Stings. In Canadian jurisprudence, Mr. Big is a covert investigation where undercover detectives create a fictitious criminal gang and seduce their suspects into joining them in their criminal activities. Police then gain their suspects' confidence and elicit a confession from them.
Big operations would be considered presumptively inadmissible So now what is happening to the hundreds of other cases that have been tried by this unreliable procedure in which the Mr. Big coerced confession was the only evidence used to convict the suspect? We will discuss cases that have since been brought back into Canadian court on appeal and talk about their outcomes.
We will also discuss possible implications for jurisprudence worldwide. Richard Vinen. The year saw an extraordinary range of protests across much of the western world. Some of these were genuinely revolutionary—around ten million French workers went on strike and the whole state teetered on the brink of collapse. Others were more easily contained, but had profound longer-term implications—terrorist groups, feminist collectives, gay rights activists could all trace important roots to Aka White Boy Rick.
The movie tells the story of teenager Richard Wershe Jr. Three decades later, Rick Wershe is still in jail. He focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers. Kelly was one of the principal saboteurs-provocateurs of the Watergate scandal, and he exposes the full extent of the seedy of politics and negative campaigning.
After Watergate, Kelly became a corporate security consultant that provided undercover agents for client companies to spy on their employees. Kelly also specialized in eavesdropping detection, which took him around the world searching for clandestine listening devices for clients such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Ferdinand Marcos, the Miami Dolphins, Eastern Airlines and even suspected drug dealers.
Navy and dozens of others. Kelly exposes the kind of corporate spying the type of corporate spying going on today. We have noted novelist Thomas Long , the author of the popular High Society Gangster Series , which features the fictional Caprese crime family of Baltimore. For decades policy had been a staple in the Black community, but when the white mob flexed its power in the late s , many policy kings in the black community knuckled under the pressure.
Not Teddy Roe. Roe famously told mob bosses that he'd rather die first than give up control of his operation. In the early 20th century, at a time when the Port of New York was ruled by lawless criminals, one hoodlum towered above the rest and secretly controlled the piers for over thirty years. Neal Clark and Crime Beat will talk about Eddie McGrath's life and crimes through the tail-end of Prohibition, the gang warfare of the s that propelled him into the position of an organized crime boss, the sordid years of underworld control over the bustling waterfront, McGrath's involvement in dozens of gangland murders, and finally the decline of the dock mobsters following a period of longshoremen rebellion in the s.
In the aftermath, authorities discovered that this well-known figure among the Upper East Side tennis crowd was actually a frightening child predator who had built a secret torture chamber—a "Cabin of Horrors"—in his secluded rental in the Adirondacks.
Now more than 25 years later, Weiss examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand and exorcise the childhood memories that haunt her to this day Show Nicholas Reynolds. The book is the extraordinary untold story of Ernest Hemingway's secret adventures in espionage and intelligence during the s and s, including his role as a Soviet agent codenamed "Argo.
Marine colonel, and Oxford University-trained historian. The heist occurred in New York City in Before becoming a writer, Daniel Simone was an aerospace engineer who worked on the Apollo lunar modules. Besides having ghostwritten the biographies of two prominent actresses, Simone is the author of The Lufthansa Heist. So in she embarked on a two-year mission to uncover the truth. She investigated the brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, which had shocked his Wisconsin community.
DeStefano sets out to answer—in what is being described as the definitive portrait of one of the most fascinating figures in the annals of American crime. Hijacked is the unbelievable true story of three pilots flying a routine Federal Express flight who must call on their inner courage, strength, and ability to stop a bitter, suicidal hijacker from killing them, and thousands of people below. Louis, Missouri, is gripped by a rapid series of twelve bank robberies that leave local and federal authorities completely baffled.
Dubbed the 'Boonie Hat Bandit' by the fascinated public, this infamous criminal methodically robs banks in broad daylight leaving no clues, causing everyone to wonder, Who is this man? Law enforcement is scrambling, and the robberies make national news. In September , the gentleman bandit is apprehended and the stunned world finds out his shocking identity: Donald Keith Giammanco, a quiet, middle-class, single father of twin daughters.
The big mystery remains: How and why would he enter a life of crime? Caroline Giammanco, the author, fell in love with Keith while in prison and is now married to him. The memoir is a chronological account of Gerhold's thirty-six years in law enforcement, which included 30 years in narcotics investigation and intelligence. The backdrop of Gerhold's journey are the s, '80s and'90s. He had a front row seat to unfolding events in law enforcement and many important investigations from those decades. Rossi is also the screenwriter for the forthcoming movie, Gott i, which stars John Travolta as John Gotti, the late powerful boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City.
The movie is now playing. Rossi wrote the screenplay for the movie. On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon in , year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled. His friends thought his death was ignored because Dick was from the wrong side of the tracks.
Police and the District Attorney thought that they knew who had murdered the boy but never made an arrest. Decades later, a cold case detective believed he, too, had solved the case. However, once again, justice was elusive. Kennedy, a former U. Attorney General, was shot in a kitchen pantry at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles during an election night victory party. His death the following day stunned a nation still recovering from the murder of his brother, President John F.
Kennedy, five years earlier in Dallas. But in the ensuing years, there have been controversies, conflicting testimonies, and missing evidence. Dan E. Moldea set out to discover the truth and eventually interviewed Sirhan. What Moldea found, many believe, has solved the murder mystery. The book is a riveting mystery that goes deep into a century old family history.
The books portrays the shattered lives of girls next door who became crack, coke, opioid, and heroin addicts, and who in their hustle for drugs became streetwalkers and internet escorts. In jailhouse journals and interviews, they confess with candor and courage to their sex work and drug crimes amid two Connecticut mega-casinos and the three nearby small cities. He recently finished a year stint in prison for extortion, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit bank robbery and several other crimes and has embarked on a career as a writer and entrepreneur..
PIcciolini was the leader of an infamous neo-Nazi skinhead group, and he worked to grow an army of extremists. He used music as a recruitment tool, launching his own propaganda band that performed at white power rallies around the world. But slowly, as he started a family of his own and a job that for the first time brought him face to face with people from all walks of life, he began to recognize the cracks in his hateful ideology.
Then a shocking loss at the hands of racial violence changed his life forever, and Picciolini realized too late the full extent of the harm he'd caused. Christian now leads the Free Radicals Project, the world's first global extremism disengagement platform. By the mids, when the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot, one of the most powerful illicit organizations was none other than the Cuban mob.
She brings nearly thirteen years of international and domestic drug policy experience from her work at Human Rights Watch, where she served as Co-Director of the US Program. She was strongly influenced by her early work at Human Rights Watch researching Colombia, where drug profits fueled massacres and official corruption.
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Donald Trump more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who would be president. From the origins of Trump's family's real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump's extraordinary ascendency.
Having survived the war in Lebanon, including detention and torture, Sawan now lives in Canada. When Tina was eighteen her father discovered the truth about her sexuality. Instead of dragging her to the family priest and lecturing her with tearful sermons about sin and damnation, her father shocked her with his honest response. He, too, was gay. Arthur Shawcross, also known as the Genesee River Killer, was in prison after being convicted of murdering numerous women officially 14 in all.
Shawcross and Fay created a business relationship, with Fay shopping the drawings of Shawcross and working with him on a book of his life. They also created a bizarre friendship in which Shawcross would let out his darkest secrets and Fay would finally meet someone that he himself felt oddly at home with. Our discussion will explore the mind of serial killer and what makes it tick.
The book tells the story of Rodney Alcala, the charming, good looking photographer WHO was in NYU studying under famed film director Roman Polanski and who once had even won on the popular TV game show, "Dating Game," but wound up being charged with rape, torture and murder of several young girls. We will discuss the crimes, as well as the trials and the appeals that have been going on for over twenty years while Alcala is on Death Row.
Crime Beat features a panel discussion on true crime writing and publishing. Do you want to know what is involved in writing a true crime book or how do you go about it? This is the radio show for you. A discussion with Ron Fino, former legendary undercover operative, and Thomas Salme, noted Swedish filmmaker. With 2. Facing the stigma and shame of prison, some abandon inmates.
Others cling to the men they love behind bars. But why? Meet eleven families and couples living with an incarceration and discover what brought prison into their worlds. Caroline Giammanco herself is married to an inmate. The author knows well the world of drug trafficking. In his thirty years as a criminal attorney, Todd Merer specialized in the defense of high-ranking cartel chiefs extradited to the United States.
He gained acquittals in more than trials, and his high-profile cases have been featured in the New York Times and Time magazine and on 60 Minutes. The book chronicles the story of U. Army Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval Jr. While deployed to the most dangerous area in Iraq known as the "Triangle of Death," Sandoval, an airborne infantryman and elite sniper, was instructed to "take the shot" and kill an enemy insurgent wearing civilian clothes. Two weeks later, the Army Criminal Investigation Command descended upon Sandoval's unit and began interrogating the soldiers, trying to link Sandoval and others to war crimes, including murder.
On June 1, , two young activists, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, were murdered in Seattle in what was made to appear like a gang slaying. But the victims' families and friends suspected they were murdered because they were considered a threat to the dictatorship of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his regime's relationship to the United States. But how could they prove it up against such powerful, and ruthless, adversaries? Michael Withey will discuss his dangerous ten-year battle for justice for Domingo and Viernes.
Lost Airmen of which Buchenwald, directed and produced by Mike Dorsey. The a documentary that chronicles the little-known story of Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in the waning months of World War II.
Falsely accused of being "terrorists and saboteurs," the airmen faced a terrifying fight for survival and a race against time to escape their execution. Lost Airmen of Buchenwald tells this harrowing story through interviews with seven surviving members of the group, including their heroic commanding officer.
The film follows them from their days hiding with the French Resistance to the darkest corners of the Holocaust, where they struggled to survive as Germany collapsed under the weight of the advancing Russian and Allied armies. White Devil tells the tale of John Willis, aka White Devil, the only white man to ever rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia.
He soon graduated to even more dangerous work as a full-fledged gang member, barely escaping with his life on several occasions. Simpson , in a command appearance. Simpson was acquitted of the murders but was later found liable for Goldman's death in a civil trial. For the past 20 years Ms. William Phelps. When M. Fortson is the first female deputy in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, and she claims a sexual harassment suit she filed against the sheriff led to a murder charge.
Is Tracy Fortson guilty or innocent? The movie is scheduled for release in June Bill Fulton was enjoying Life in Alaska until, one day, the FBI asked him to go undercover, His target: Schaeffer Cox, a sovereign citizen who believed no government had authority over him and a private militia commander amassing an arsenal and plotting to kill judges and law enforcement officers. Blood of Patriots offers a witty and unsettling look at political rhetoric gone haywire and a movement the FBI considers the single greatest threat to law enforcement in the nation. Bill Fulton still works for the FBI and lives in an undisclosed location.
Fed by need and greed during the era of Prohibition, some of the notorious criminals included women, one of which became a legend in her own right for establishing the feared persona of her husband—Machine Gun Kelly. Her name: Kathryn Kelly. Kelly made a career of crime. With a lust for danger, she masterminded the crimes that took her and her husband, and others who included her own mother and step-father, on a spree across Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Paul Morjanoff. This week, Crime Bank with Ron Chepesiuk focuses on money laundering. Our special guest is Dr. Morjanoff has dedicated his professional life to investigating and exposing crime and corruption between multi national bank covers ups. Is your money safe in your bank and how can you protect your money? Tune in to Crime Beat to find out The show originates from Sweden.
Martin Trowery, a former drug kingpin of the s not shown. Thomas Long lower left and. Shaun Sinclair lower right popular urban fiction writers. Today, marks the tenth anniversary of the release of the popular movie, American Gangster.
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Starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, American Gangster is still promoted as being based on the true story of gangster Frank Lucas, and how in s America, he smuggled heroin into the country from the Far East before being busted. Emily Winslow was a young drama student at an elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when she was brutally raped one night in January Twenty years later, a man was arrested in New York City.
The victims—one from January of that year, the other from November—were kept anonymous in the media. Emily Winslow now tells her powerful story. Sonny Liston is known as the boxer who fought Muhammad Ali and lost in two memorable fights. On January 5, , Sonny Liston was found dead in his home of an apparent heroin overdose. Kenny K, a pseudonym for a former drug dealer, says the book is the first textbook in the world that teaches drug dealers how to become a professional in the illicit business.
Kenny K believes the learning curve is so steep that many aspiring drug dealers die or end up in jail even before they learn anything. His hope is that readers of the book, who enter the drug trade, will someday be able to exit the illicit business so they can make it legitimately in the world. By inviting the author on Crime Beat we hope to educate people not to be drug dealers but to learn more about how the world of drug dealing works. Through education comes knowledge and with knowledge comes power. Perhaps we can in a little way contribute to the debate about our long running war on drugs.
Simpson beat a murder rap for the death of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. But in his luck with avoiding Lady Justice ran out in Las Vegas. ROOM is the true story of the convoluted and bizarre events surrounding a violent armed robbery of a sports memorabilia collector in a Vegas hotel.
Caldwell was the lead detective assigned to the case, and his book provides details, insights and facts not previously reported, as well as the investigation that pieced the crime together and landed O. Simpson in jail. Four guys from New Jersey are sent to Nevada to whack a two-bit casino manager, then accidentally invoke an Indian curse that awakens the dead who've been buried there over the last four decades..
All the dead are mobsters. Lawton was sentenced to four twelve year sentences to run concurrently in some of America s most brutal prisons. He was sent to solitary, tortured by guards, and after he began a letter writing campaign to publicize the brutality of prison life, he was targeted by the warden for further abuse. After Lawton served his term, he was asked by a friend to talk to the friend's son, a boy who clearly was headed for a life of crime.
Lawton vividly told the boy about what prison life really was about, and after a couple of weeks the boy s father said to Lawton, You ought to make this your life s work. I don t know what you told him, but he s a different kid. Since then Lawton has dedicated his life to working with America s teens and young adults, telling them the truth about prison life, what they will lose, avoiding and dissolving bad associations, helping them to turn their lives around. His program, the nationally recognized Reality Check Program, is used by judges, law enforcement, government officials, attorneys and parents all over the country and has kept thousands of teens and young adults from going to prison.
Larry Lawton will share his amazing story with Crime Beat listeners. Lee Bailey. C riminal defense lawyer. During his legal career, Mr. He has become best known for the case, California v. Bailey was part of a defense team nicknamed "The "Dream Team" because the team consisted of prominent lawyers that also included Robert Shapiro, Robert Kardashian and Alan Dershowitz, all led by Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Bailey still believes O. Simpson is innocent and that the jury made the right decision.
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Bailey on our show to talk about his remarkable career as a criminal defense lawyer and to hear what he has to say about the law and the American judicial system. Anthony Destefano. The book is a comprehensive account of the legendary heist, which inspired the movie Goodfellas. On December 11, , a daring armed robbery at Kennedy Airport in New York City resulted in one of the largest unrecovered cash haul in world history, totaling six million dollars. The perpetrators were never apprehended and thirteen people connected to the crime were murdered in homicides that, like the crime itself, remain unsolved to this day.
Ron Chepesiuk. He would rape, strangle and bite the breasts of his victims. His murdering rampage would continue in two cities over three years; he was only caught by superior evidence gathering and the help of an orthodontist. Author Alan R. Warren will take us through the details of the case, including the dental impressions used in court to convict Boden, a first in Canadian history, as well as Boden's escape from a maximum-security prison.
The Lynching chronicles the true story of a brutal race-based killing in and the subsequent trials that undid one of the most vile and destructive organizations in American history—the Ku Klux Klan. The book also sheds light on the KKK and its activities in the second half the twentieth century, and examines its effect on race relations in America today. Van Houten—a homecoming princess at her California high school—evolved from an intelligent and beautiful young girl into a Manson puppet, enslaved in a world of drugs and sex.
This bizarre trail of twisted circumstances is set against the counterculture movement of the s Show Frank Cullotta R and Dennis Griffin L. Spilotro built a criminal empire that was the envy of mobsters across the country, and his childhood pal, Frank Cullotta helped him do it. Stratton was arrested following a fifteen-year run smuggling marijuana and hashish as part of the hippie mafia. The book is the story of the eight years that followed, through two federal trials and the underworld of the federal prison system, at a time when it was undergoing unprecedented expansion due to the War on Drugs.
Resisting pressure to falsely implicate his friend and mentor, Norman Mailer, Stratton was convicted in his second trial under the kingpin statute and sentenced to twenty-five years without the possibility of parole. Red Wemette is reportedly the longest operating organized crime undercover informant [other than for espionage] for the FBI in U. He spent eighteen years as an FBI mole. The victim was Ejaz Ahmad a handsome, charismatic, and a self-made businessman who arrived in the United States from Pakistan and settled in Memphis, Tennessee, Ejaz had good life, but he felt he needed a wife, someone special to protect, honor, and love.
The woman he chose was Leah Ward, a pretty girl, but a prison parolee with a history of drug charges, petty crime, and a questionable past. In May of Ejaz paid the ultimate price SHE IS EVIL is a story of trust, abuse, religion, and murder, of a kind man who tried to help a troubled woman and became the victim of abuse and, eventually, a heinous murder.
Why are more female teachers, coaches and even school board members risking it all by having sex with underage students? Are they pedophiles? We discuss this timely topic and examine a host of related issues, including gender bias in sentencing, the psychological effect on the children molested, the role of social networking and the media, and how parents and schools can keep students safe. Rebecca Morris has been on the show several times before to talk about a number fascinating true crime cases. J ames Neff. From to , Robert Kennedy and Jimmy Hoffa channeled nearly all of their considerable powers into destroying each other.
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Kennedy's battle with Hoffa burst into the public consciousness with the Senate Rackets Committee hearings and intensified when his brother named him attorney general in But Hoffa, with nearly unlimited Teamster funds, was not about to roll over. The battle royal was the political version of Ali versus Frazier. John Binder. Much has been written about Al Capone, but-until now, there has not been a complete history of organized crime in Chicago during Prohibition from to In his book, John J.
Binder, a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago, will discuss all the important bootlegging gangs in the city and the suburbs and also examines the other major rackets, such as prostitution, gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics. Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin is one of the most fascinating and controversial characters in human history.
In the early morning of December 30, , Rasputin was assassinated by a group of conservative noblemen who opposed his influence over Alexandra and the Tsar. It was a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union. Since the birth of the U. Plotting to Kill the President reveals the numerous, previously untold incidents when assassins, plotters, and individuals have threatened the lives of American presidents, from George Washington to Herbert Hoover. Thirty-eight years after his brutal murder in Scottsdale, Arizona, millions around the world still want answers.
Was John Carpenter the killer? Or did police arrest an innocent man? Early DNA testing, decades ago, was unable to positively link Carpenter to the crime. The two friends lived on the edge, sharing a dark obsession—videotaping women during their sexual encounters. In an unprecedented investigation, reporter John Hook retested the original blood evidence using modern DNA science in a final search for answers. Hook has exhausted all remaining avenues to unearth answers in this intriguing and haunting cold case.
Will he close the book on the Crane murder once and for all? Included are letters written to the victims by Williams and descriptions of the assaults and rapes as seen on videos and photos taken by Williams during the attacks. Although Wescott does not promote a suspect for Jack the Ripper, he does comprehensively investigates murder victims Polly Nichols and Elizabeth Stride, bringing to light new medical evidence, crucial new material on important witnesses, and — revealed for the first time — the name of a woman who may have met Jack the Ripper and survived to tell the tale.
From to , eight women went missing in Poughkeepsie, New York, and few were looking for them. But the police had a lead. Kendall Francois had confessed to a prosecutor that he had eight bodies stored in his Poughkeepsie home. As a young reporter living in Poughkeepsie at the time, Claudia Rowe wanted to understand how this man could have committed such brazen crimes.
Over five years and through a series of letters, phone calls, and visits that consumed her life, Rowe engaged with Francois in a dizzying conversation about cruelty, compassion, and control. The result is a sociological dissection of class, race and cri me. My Secret Life is an intimate memoir about Mr.
Barsky worked undercover for a decade, carrying out secret operations during the Cold War years until a surprising shift in his allegiance challenged everything he thought he believed. We will also discuss Mr. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked.
On a hot night in July , Janet Downing, a year-old mother of four, was brutally stabbed 98 times in her home in Somerville, a city two miles northwest of Boston. But why Eddie? Both the Massachusetts governor and an elected district attorney who personally litigated this case supported juvenile justice reform, and both aspired to higher offices. His grandfather was the retired chief of the Somerville Police Department. Court TV covered the trial in adult court gavel to gavel, calling it the altar boy murder case.
His highly publicized case changed the juvenile laws in Massachusetts. Other states began to follow suit. But did the justice system fail Eddie? Ted and Ann is the story of one of the most fascinating crime cold cases of the 20th century. Eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr disappeared from their Tacoma, Washington neighborhood early on a summer morning in Her body was never found, there were no clues, no ransom demand and no arrest.
Was notorious serial killer Ted Bundy telling the truth when he told a hypothetical story about killing Ann and dumping her into a muddy pit? Was Ann Marie Burr his first victim? From his office at the hospital where he worked, Jackson risked everything by defying Hitler and smuggling fallen Allied fighter pilots safely out of France. You Decide. As the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain's musical success began in his twenties and was heightened when he formed the band Nirvana.
In the Mysterious Death of Kurt Cobain, Matthew Richer and Tom Grant take readers behind the scenes of the investigation to learn about the evidence for murder regarding Kurt Cobain's death. There are many new details contained in The Mysterious Death of Kurt Cobain, including new transcripts of recorded telephone conversations with Courtney Love and others, as well as an updated list of "persons of interest" in the crime.
The book also contains a compelling account of Tom Grant's struggles to blow the whistle on the botched investigation into Cobain's death. Shakur, whose married name was Chesimard, is a political activist who was convicted of murder in Two years later, she broke out of the maximum-security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey and fled to Cuba. In , Cuba gave her political asylum. Shakur remains a controversial figure today, a criminal to some, a heroine to others.
Valle faced life in prison for his charges, and served 21 months for nothing more than having online chats about his fantasies. He was finally exonerated of all charges. The show will focus on the intriguing question: When, if ever, does a thought cross the line and become a crime? Although in an illegal and dangerous business, these gangsters espoused traditional business values and rejected the key tools of organized crime - monopoly, violence, and vendetta.
This made them the most unlikely gangsters to rise to underworld leadership. A conscientious objector, he was ordered to spend his alternative service in Las Vegas hanging out with gangsters to study the history and operation of organized crime. DiVita is the grandson of Paul Palmieri, the brother of Benedetto Angelo Palmieri, both of whom were founding members of the post Castellammarse mafia. Bradley Nickell, a Las Vegas police detective, will reveal the inside scoop on the investigation, arrest and conviction of the most prolific repeat offender Las Vegas has ever known.
Daimon Monroe looked like an average guy raising a family with his diffident schoolteacher girlfriend. But just below the surface, he was an accomplished thief with an uncontrollable lust for excess. His criminal mind had no bounds—he was capable of anything given the proper circumstances. Laurence Leamer discusses his book, The President's Butler , a comic look at contemporary American politics.
Vincent V. Victor, a colorful New Yorker, is on the most wildly improbable journey of our time, from the most hated businessman in America to a populist hero. When Victor falls on financial hard times, he decides to run for president and sets off on a campaign that changes America forever. Marshal Adapt and Overcome.
Marshal and chasing some of the biggest fugitives in U. Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first appearing in print in Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the most well-known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the "most portrayed movie character" in history. Holmes's popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual.
Tonight, we have two guests to talk about Sherlock Holmes. The first is Denis O. Betrayal in Blue is the story of perhaps the biggest corruption scandal in New York City history. They formed a lucrative alliance with Adam Diaz, the kingpin of an ever-expanding Dominican drug cartel. The police exploded into the headlines with the arrest of Eurell, Dowd and their fellow crooked cops. Crime Beat radio features a command appearance of a panel of crime experts who will discuss the intriguing question: Is the American Mafia finished? The experts are Chris Cipollini, author of Murder Inc.
The American Mafia, an Italian-American organized-crime network with operations in cities across the United States, particularly New York and Chicago, is the most famous crime organization in America. Beginning in the s, the U. At one time the Mafia adhered to Omerta, a strict code of silence, but today even its godfathers sing like canaries for the law.
Today, the American Mafia is shell of its formal self, or is it? Witness is the compelling account of the hard and fast life of an "up-and-coming star" within the Mafia ranks as a member of the Gambino crime family, the downward spiral created by his addiction to drugs, and his spiritual rebirth spurred by the heart-wrenching plea of his little girl.
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The book is an update on their continuing research on the JonBenet murder case, one of the biggest cases in true crime history. Despite his psychological charms, he was also just a tripped out mess too. If you're looking for a Manson story that's going to hurry along and give you the film depiction of the Tate murders, etc..
I was half-way disappointed but I stuck in there, and I'm glad I did. If there's future seasons, by the time they show the progression of Manson's character into what he's known for today, I think it's going to really pay off for the audience. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. I would like to know the shows the rest of the reviewers are watching that are so entertaining. I was impressed with how well Aquarius held my attention. Its not a documentary or biopic. If it was it wouldn't last beyond an hour long episode.
Instead, Aquarius adds creative twists that make the show worth watching. I've never been interested in crime shows and I have a very short attention span. I had no problem making it through the first season of Aquarius and enjoyed every episode. I can't trust the snob reviews people post on here. This isn't the best show ever but it's certainly not bad. Duchovny does a great job as well as the rest of the cast. Gethin Anthony plays a great bad guy.
His face makes me mad now. Sorry Gethin, but great job buddy! I'm halfway through the first season of Aquarius and am thoroughly enjoying it. The acting is superb and the sets from the 60's are remarkable. Duchovny, Grey Damon and Gethin Anthony all hit home runs with their characters. NBC took a gigantic gamble by making the entire season available online once the premier episode aired. I respect and appreciate that decision because this show is a great one to binge on.
Making such a bold move seems to have pushed expectations to unattainable heights based on some of the reviews I've seen. This is a good series. I just hope the opinions of "haters" don't cause a show as entertaining as this to be canceled. I'm hearing a lot of negative comments in reference to this show and its realism especially as to the actor portraying Manson, I don't think that they got the info that the year this show is portraying is , not when Mansons family did the killings and Manson was clearly then a madman..
I think the show is probably building up to it if the show last that long I personally think that the madness the actor is building up in his Manson character is exceptional, though this is my opinion and we all have one. I find this series quite fascinating, it was a bit slow in the beginning but most new shows are. I found this show is different than all of the current cop shows on TV and I find it very entertaining. I was always a David Duchovny fan and I just discovered this show on demand over a weekend and spent the whole day watching all 12 episodes.
The characters, to me, are mesmerizing, especially the guy who plays Manson Genthon Anthony plays freaky amazingly well. I was never really into the whole Charlie Manson thing but my friend forced me to watch and I was hooked, in the beginning I thought that the plot would be the whole story line on Charlie Manson but there are other issues inter-weaved with the Charles Manson story not too mention the whole 60's era including the fashion, music, the attitude of the era between the hippy community and the so-called, overdrinking, straight laced adults which I really am enjoying.
I'm hoping the show last a while. I really wanted to like Aquarius. What better material could you ask for in terms of good narrative threads, a wide variety of personalities, and great imagery? The So-Cal dream with its late sixties style, permissiveness, and lotus-land consciousness is rife with narrative potential as it meets the urban grit of your typical hard-boiled Los Angeles police department. Throw in some accomplished faces and the thing should write itself.
And it succeeds to a degree. It's wonderful to look at, and well, feel. The series' construction works masterfully to affect a quiet unease amongst sun-drenched suburbs. The art direction has captured the Los Angeles of its day to a tee. You can practically smell the sweat and patchouli in the scenes of the hippie retreat of Topanga Canyon. Furthermore, there are interesting narrative arcs and sub-arcs that weave in and out of the two main characters' David Duchovny as Sam Hodiak, the jaded, button-down detective, and Grey Damon as the undercover age-of-Aquarius narc caseload. Items such as block-busting, the Black Panthers, and the anti-war movement all intrigue as we are reminded about just how fast a massive amount of social change was occurring at the time.
A good eighty percent of this is really good, solid storytelling. Except it's also really troubled. There's that other twenty percent. And the biggest fault here is what they've given Duchovny to say. And how they told him how to say it. We know that Duchovny can make a good geekish, details-oriented detective, and against the setting of a transitioning world it's an apt, loner-ish choice. However, there's far too little of Mulder here, and unfortunately far, far too much of Californication's Hank Moody instead. It's as if he's being directed to be all his previous roles at the same time.
While he comes off with intelligent observations about whatever nefarious crime he's looking into, he apparently cannot help but offer smug little one liners, in which the sense of irony is so completely before its time it's like he's in a completely different TV show.
So badly do these dialogical frogs emerge, that one wonders if they let him write his own lines. But this isn't the whole of it. There are some relationships that just reek of falseness. The wealthy couple Grace and Ken, whose daughter has been adopted into the Manson clan, have conflicting and ridiculous reactions to the motivations in their lives. One asks if they themselves are on the acid their daughter takes with Charlie Manson, by accident perhaps? Furthermore, Hodiak's affair with Grace, and indeed his entire personal life, appears to have no emotional, nor rational foundation. For example, he's in recovery for the first five episodes, and then he's not — but without any really big reasons to be, or apparent consequences for not being.
This is add-on screen writing at its worst and stinks of having been scribed 'by committee'. Worse than this however, is Ken's supposed evilness. Here, all the cards are pulled out. Greed, lust, duplicity, abandonment of one's child, being a lawyer, and belonging to the Republican party are all paraded and conflated as a consequence of Ken's — horror of horrors — homosexuality.
Furthermore, they add onto this overloaded gay signifier the ultimate repulsion, a salacious gay romp with — you guessed it — Charlie Manson himself played marvellously by Gethin Anthony — Game of Thrones' Renly Baratheon. This kind of demonizing of queerness is cheap, manipulative, and agonizingly tired. It's so bad in fact that it reminds one of bad network television of the era it's set in. These worn-thin tropes are one of the main reasons that the public is turning away from such twaddle, and moving towards much superior cable programming.
Such programming is clearly what this show is attempting to catch up to — they've even gone so far to release the entire show at once - a la Netflicks. Yet come to think of it, looking at this as a piece of network television, one wonders if they'll ever really learn. Truth is Stranger Than Fiction apache67 17 June Anyone that has done some research on Manson, the family and all circumstances that surrounded them before during and after the horrific countless murders that climaxed with the Tate La Bianca ones and the three ring circus that was the trial, knows that there was no need for writers and producers to embellish or go off book.
Fact is stranger than fiction, especially in this story, you can't make this stuff up. The cast of characters, hippies, ranchers, runaways, satanic cultists, vindictive hells angels, black militants they re all there along with riff raff of all kind. There was no need to embellish, and the kids are way to contemporary. Some of the girls sound like jappy valley girls. SheDolphin 30 May Having now binge watched all episodes as a Duchovny fan, I've got to be honest and say I was not taken in by the first two episodes that premiered this week on NBC.
But I'm glad that I stuck with it and continued through the entire first season. It took some time for the series to catch its stride. Some Justified players are also along for the ride. Abbey Miller plays Manson's first follower, 'Mother Mary,' who comes into the family fold about half way through. As I said, the first two episodes, I didn't care for them. The loosely based Manson story was distracting, chaotic, even corny. At first, there is too much going on with that and Duchovny's character, Sam Hodiak, with a former love, her daughter, and his son.
I was much more interested in getting to know the core cast in the Detective Squad. And the series finally goes there, moves through time, and takes on other cases and stories. Those law enforcement relationships are rich and honest, and I really enjoyed those stories a lot.
Well cast and well acted. Hope to see a lot more of that in Season 2 because that is where the gold is. Duchovny does a good job developing his character. As do he and Damon in slowly developing an unlikely partnership. Love the female officer. All of them. As I said, it's honest. I lived in So Cal during this time.
I remember the hippies, the racial strife, the music, counter culture, and the political Revolution and unrest of the turbulent 60's. The Vietnam War. I was a kid, but I vividly remember the times. Manson should have been a minor backdrop in this series as a time marker. MovieMinx67 1 June I'm truly shocked at the haters who have jumped up here and shot down this program.
I love it. I was born in , the Summer of Love. The music is great. The acting is above par. Duchovny is Duchovny, not Fox Mulder.