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Actors took honest approach to true crime; – Bend Bulletin

By Rick Bentley

Tribune News Service

TV spotlight

“Final Vision” 8 p.m. Sunday, Investigation Discovery

LOS ANGELES — Scott Foley’s approach to acting starts the same way no matter the project. He believes it is his job to tell the most complete story possible through his performance. As in the case of the Investigation Discovery film “Final Vision,” Foley finds the script has most of what he needs but he continues to dig just a little deeper.

What he found with the made-for-cable film is a script based on the true story of the longest-running criminal case in U.S. history. Jeffrey MacDonald (Foley) is a handsome, Ivy League-educated U.S. Army Green Beret doctor who was

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Discovery Channel’s True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, Today


Discovery Channel's True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, Today

Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas – known as KILLING FIELDS – dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. On Thursday, January 4 at 9 PM ET/PT, Discovery will head to Isle of Wight County, Virginia to investigate a brutal cold case in the third season of the network’s hit true-crime series KILLING FIELDS.

KILLING FIELDS is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”).

Isle of Wight is an isolated farmland community in Virginia – miles from nearly everything and everyone. But the quiet community was marked by

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Discovery Channel’s True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, 1/4


Discovery Channel's True Crime Series KILLING FIELDS Travels to Virginia for Season 3, 1/4

Across America, there are isolated places that appear untouched. In these desolate and sprawling areas – known as KILLING FIELDS – dozens of deaths remain mysteries, baffling anyone daring enough to investigate. On Thursday, January 4 at 9 PM ET/PT, Discovery will head to Isle of Wight County, Virginia to investigate a brutal cold case in the third season of the network’s hit true-crime series KILLING FIELDS.

KILLING FIELDS is co-executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Tom Fontana (“St. Elsewhere,” “Homicide: Life On The Street,” “Oz” and “The Philanthropist”) and Academy Award-winning film director Barry Levinson (“Rain Man,” “Diner,” “Bugsy,” “Wag the Dog” and “Good Morning, Vietnam”).

Isle of Wight is an isolated farmland community in Virginia – miles from nearly everything and everyone. But the quiet community was marked by

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Discovery-Channels-True-Crime-Series-KILLING-FIELDS-Travels-to-Virginia-for-Season-3-14-20171205

True crime stories of ‘Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda’ film throughout Knoxville

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“Homicide Hunter” host Joe Kenda talks about the show during a visit to the Jupiter Entertainment studio and warehouses in Knoxville on Monday, October 30, 2017.
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Joe Kenda’s life turned into a tale of true crime, televised 100 times over and filmed in Knoxville.

Kenda was a homicide detective for 19 of 23 years with the Colorado

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TV Crime Show Retells 1988 Encinitas Murder

ENCINITAS, CA — Nearly 30 years ago, a beloved Encintias man named Sal Ruscitti was murdered in front of his wife and daughter in their home. The sudden heinous crime stumped investigators for years as they worked to determine who killed the father of four children. Now, the story is being retold by American television network, Investigation Discovery.

The story, which will air on “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on Sunday, interviews family members, investigators and attorneys as they share how Ruscittiwas murdered and what may have been the motive behind the crime.

Ruscitti was gunned down in his North County home on Sept. 17, 1988 just pass 8 p.m. His wife, Barbara Ruscitti, said he had just put his grandson down before he went to his front door where two men waited. One man, who remains at-large today, shot him, officials said.

Ruscitti, a car salesman, was

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TV Crime Show Retells 1988 San Diego County Murder

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Nearly 30 years ago, a beloved San Diego County man named Sal Ruscitti was murdered in front of his wife and daughter in their home. The sudden heinous crime stumped investigators for years as they worked to determine who killed the father of four children. Now, the story is being retold by American television network, Investigation Discovery.

The story, which will air on “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on Sunday, interviews family members, investigators and attorneys as they share how Ruscitti was murdered and what may have been the motive behind the crime.

Ruscitti was gunned down in his Encinitas home on Sept. 17, 1988 just pass 8 p.m. His wife, Barbara Ruscitti, said he had just put his grandson down before he went to his front door where two men waited. One man, who remains at-large today, shot him, officials said.

Ruscitti, a car salesman,

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/carlsbad/tv-crime-show-retells-1988-san-diego-county-murder

TV Crime Show Retells 1988 San Diego County Murder | Carlsbad …

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Nearly 30 years ago, a beloved San Diego County man named Sal Ruscitti was murdered in front of his wife and daughter in their home. The sudden heinous crime stumped investigators for years as they worked to determine who killed the father of four children. Now, the story is being retold by American television network, Investigation Discovery.

The story, which will air on “On the Case with Paula Zahn” on Sunday, interviews family members, investigators and attorneys as they share how Ruscitti was murdered and what may have been the motive behind the crime.

Ruscitti was gunned down in his Encinitas home on Sept. 17, 1988 just pass 8 p.m. His wife, Barbara Ruscitti, said he had just put his grandson down before he went to his front door where two men waited. One man, who remains at-large today, shot him, officials said.

Ruscitti, a car salesman,

Read more at: https://patch.com/california/carlsbad/tv-crime-show-retells-1988-san-diego-county-murder

Suspect Convictions Episode 4: True-Crime Experts Give Case Fresh Look

GLT is partnering with the true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Her father was convicted of the crime but has long maintained his innocence, claiming an ex-girlfriend was the real killer—the same woman later convicted in a separate murder. New episodes air Fridays on GLT’s Sound Ideas. You can also subscribe to the podcast.

On this week’s episode of Suspect Convictions, our reporters expand their storytelling to include new perspective from two expert true-crime investigators who have their own questions about the case.

Suspect Convictions reporters Scott Reeder and Willis Kern pause their own reporting to discuss the first three episodes with Aphrodite Jones and Bob Ruff. Those first three episodes covered the discovery of Christina McNeil’s body in 1998, the prosecution’s case against her father Barton and an explanation from Barton’s attorneys at the Illinois Innocence Project about why they

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