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New Drew Peterson Special Is a Must-Watch for True Crime Fans

Here’s some for true crime fans to sink their teeth into. Investigation Discovery is airing a two-part special called Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery. The highly publicized case revolved around the disappearance of Stacy Peterson, and her husband Drew’s lack of interest in finding her.

The 23-year-old mother of two went missing on October 28, 2007. And her husband quickly became a suspect. This wasn’t the first time the police sergeant has been suspected of foul play. His third wife, Kathleen Savio, was found dead in a dry bathtub three years prior to his fourth wife’s disappearance.

PHOTOS: Here’s The Who’s Who In Drew Peterson’s Horrific Wife Killer Case

The fascination with true crimes is more popular than ever in recent years. And there’s no case more enthralling than this one. The ID two-hour special features brand new exclusive interviews from Stacy’s sister, Cassandra Cales, and her aunt, Candace Aikin, among other

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Investigation Discovery special unveiled

US factual giant Discovery Communications has unveiled a slate of shows for its Investigation Discovery network and is preparing to premiere its latest factual drama on its main channel.

Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery is a two-hour show that explores the life and disappearance of a mother of four and the police sergeant with whom she had a relationship.

The show is being produced by Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and America Media and will air on Investigation Discovery (ID) today at 20.00ET/PT.

ID has also greenlit Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer from Cream Productions and Absinthe Film Entertainment, marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of notorious New York serial killer David Berkowitz. The show will premiere on August 5.

Discovery’s latest factual drama Manhunt: Unabomber will premiere on its flagship channel on August 1.

Produced by Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, it tells the story of Ted Kaczynski

Read more at: http://www.c21media.net/investigation-discovery-special-unveiled/

Investigation Discovery special unveiled | News | C21Media

US factual giant Discovery Communications has unveiled a slate of shows for its Investigation Discovery network and is preparing to premiere its latest factual drama on its main channel.

Drew Peterson: An American Murder Mystery is a two-hour show that explores the life and disappearance of a mother of four and the police sergeant with whom she had a relationship.

The show is being produced by Weinstein Television, Jupiter Entertainment and America Media and will air on Investigation Discovery (ID) today at 20.00ET/PT.

ID has also greenlit Son of Sam: The Hunt for a Killer from Cream Productions and Absinthe Film Entertainment, marking the 40th anniversary of the capture of notorious New York serial killer David Berkowitz. The show will premiere on August 5.

Discovery’s latest factual drama Manhunt: Unabomber will premiere on its flagship channel on August 1.

Produced by Lionsgate and Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, it tells the story of Ted Kaczynski

Read more at: http://www.c21media.net/investigation-discovery-special-unveiled/

3 years after son’s death, mother of SIUC student thanks special prosecutor after suspect indicted

CARBONDALE • In an open letter to her Facebook friends and followers, the mother of a 19-year-old found dead in a patch of Carbondale woods in 2014 thanked the investigating agency and prosecutors who filed murder charges against the man believed to have been the last to see her son alive.

The post was written by Lovely Varughese, the mother of Pravin Varughese, a Southern Illinois University criminal justice student who was found dead Feb. 18, 2014, in a wooded area near Buffalo Wild Wings, some days after he was reported missing on Feb. 13.

On Thursday, a Jackson County grand jury returned an indictment for two counts of felony murder, first degree, against Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Ill.. The 22-year-old Bethune, believed to be one of the last people to see Varughese, said, in one account, that the two fought and that Varughese got out of his car

Read more at: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/years-after-son-s-death-mother-of-siuc-student-thanks/article_60d34ce0-20d5-5531-8aed-21b303dd8cf8.html

3 years after her son’s death, Lovely Varughese thanks special prosecutors after suspect indicted on murder charges

Lovely Varughese, mother of Pravin Varughese speaks Friday, Feb. 13, during a news conference on the death anniversary of of her son at the V.F.W. in Murphysboro. 

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Special Report: Real Appeal

FactualFeature-617Docuseries, reality shows and one-off documentaries are hot commodities for broadcasters looking to fill factual slots across Europe.

Brexit, the refugee crisis, fears of the European Union coming apart and political instability have many in the region feeling on edge these days. And in these times of uncertainty, factual content that educates and entertains is, perhaps, more important than ever.

“In times of political uncertainty, which these are, audiences look for comfort viewing and familiarity,” says Robyn Hurd, the VP of content sales for EMEA at A+E Networks. According to Hurd, this is one reason reality programs like the male-skewing transactional series Pawn Stars and American Pickers do so well across CEE and Europe as a whole. “Audiences know what they’re getting with Pawn and Pickers.”

Hurd adds, “With a specific focus on CEE, these long-running franchises have continued

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