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A&E Listings

Here are listings for A&E Biography (and other prime-time evening programs), and here's a link for A&E Biography videos.
A&E provides listings on the 1st & 16th (times are EST/Pacific Time):

A&E Programming Schedule

Monday-Friday programs are each repeated once, 4 hours later

NOTE: We are listing both EST/Pacific Time and individual television ratings.
All are [TV G] or [PG]unless noted.
[NR] = Not Rated, news-related program.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Marijuana and Murder
The 1988 Anti-Drug Abuse Act, enacted by the
Reagan administration, stiffened sentencing so
that drug dealers who ordered killings were
subject to the death penalty. The first person
convicted and sentenced to death under this law,
however, was not a mafia don or kingpin, but a
small-town marijuana dealer from Piedmont. 

Re-examine this landmark case from the day police
found the remains of Marlin Shuler in an Alabama
whiskey through Clinton's last day in office when
he commuted Chandler's death sentence to life
without parole. Legal experts re-evaluate the
merits, including questionable witness testimony,
as prosecution and defense attorneys and
Chandler, himself, recall this highly politicized
case.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Jeffrey Dahmer
Profile of the serial killer who cannibalized his
victims and was later murdered in prison.
Interviews include Dahmer's stepmother, high
school friends, prosecutor E. Michael McCann, and
defense attorney Gerald Boyle.

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Mail Order Murder 
It was an unconventional love story, at best.
Russian teenager Anastasia Solovieva had the
looks of a model, a vivacious personality and a
thirst for education and adventure. Through a
mail order bride catalog, she was courted in late
1997 by Indle Gifford King, Jr., a middle-aged
man in Seattle with crumbling finances and a
failed marriage. Within months, Anastasia left
her parents in Kyrgyzstan for what she hoped
would be a bright new future in America. However,
Indle's and Anastasia's union would be
short-lived, fraught with deception, charges of
spousal abuse, adultery - and murder. 


AMERICAN JUSTICE: MAIL ORDER MURDER reports that
in 2000, Daniel Larson, a convicted child
molester, led police to Anastasia's body in a
shallow grave. Larson implicated both himself and
Indle King in the crime. King's motive, according
to Larson, was that he had been fleeced by his
first Russian wife, and he was determined not to
let the second one do the same. At his trial,
Indle King became the state's best witness
against himself through his contradictory
testimony. He was convicted of murder and
sentenced to the maximum in Washington state -
just under 29 years.

10-11pm -- Take This Job... - Vital Signs
Follow a 2-person Oklahoma City team of Organ
Recovery Coordinators (Jennifer Johnson and Chris
Herring) as they race the clock to turn a
15-year-old girl's accidental horseback-riding
death into the gift of life for three desperately
ill people, including a 9-year-old boy. The
episode builds to a moving final scene when the
donor's parents meet the recipients who, out of
their daughter's tragedy, have been given another
chance for life.

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Thursday, October 2, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Eliminating the
Competition
Elections for state office don't usually get much
coverage in the national press, but the 1998
Tennessee State Senate contest between Tommy
Burks and Byron "Low Tax" Looper is a notable
exception. 


Learn how Burks, the heavily-favored incumbent,
was murdered at his farm with a single bullet to
the head. Investigators reveal what they found at
the scene and how they pieced together the case
against Looper. Disappearing days after the
murder was committed, detectives delved into his
past to find a man obsessed with power and
seemingly willing to do anything to win.
Maintaining his innocence, hear Looper's own
version of the story in a riveting jailhouse
interview.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - George Carlin
Portrait of the angry comic who survived drug
addiction and heart trouble to become one of
America's most enduring comedians. Features some
of Carlin's most legendary routines, including
"Seven Words You Can't Say on Television", and
his outrageously funny tirades against society,
religion, big business, and government.

9-11pm -- Beverly Hills Cop II - 
Movie. Eddie Murphy reprises his role as Detroit
police detective Axel Foley, and is once again
playing a fish out of water as he tries to solve
a series of heists in Beverly Hills that may be
connected to the attempted murder of his friend,
a Beverly Hills police captain (Ronny Cox). Judge
Reinhold co-stars. (1991)

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Friday, October 3, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Vigilante Dad
On May 17, 1995, the Binghams were brutally
murdered. Ron Bingham was shot 23 times at close
range while his wife Linda took six bullets in
her back. A short while later, Ken Attasmith, a
former sheriff, turned himself into the police. 


Claiming that the Binghams had repeatedly raped
and abused his teenaged daughter, the police told
him that they were already aware of these
allegations and urged him to "return to his cop
roots" and investigate the Binghams himself. In
court, his defense team put forth a little-used
self-defense statute. But the prosecution
depicted Attasmith as a deadbeat dad who had
snorted uppers on the day of the murder. Rape,
revenge, murder and courtroom drama make this a
landmark case of vigilante justice.

8-10pm -- Sting: Sacred Love - A&E in Concert:
Sting: Sacred Love
The great recording artist Sting allows cameras
to watch as he creates his new album, rehearses
the songs with his band, and then debuts them at
the Los Angeles Mayan Theater. Viewers get an
unprecedented view into the creative process and
access to a superstar preparing to bring his
latest work to the public. 

10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - William: Reluctant
Prince
On June 21, 2003, Prince William turned 21. Not
one for stuffy tradition, the heir to the British
throne threw a costume ball with an African theme
and danced the night away. But that's the way of
Wills--fun, down-to-earth, and a wee bit crazy.
Son of Charles and Diana, he's determined to pave
his own way. Meet England's future King--from
heralded birth to solemn teenager at his mother's
funeral to thoughtful young man carrying on her
legacy. Davy Jones hosts.

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Saturday, October 4, 2003
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7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Hermosa Beach:
Missing in Paradise
Hermosa Beach is one of Los Angeles' last funky
beach towns--a place where the hip, young, rich,
and beautiful come together. But, this La-la-land
has a dark side. We investigate the murder of
Linda Sobeck, a swimsuit model murdered by a
killer who lurked behind his camera. Narrated by
Paul Winfield.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Don't Mess with
Texas 
A drug ambush went bad, and a Texas Ranger was
killed in the line of duty. Now for the first
time, more than a quarter of a century after the
shooting, the man convicted of the crime speaks
out on national television. 


AMERICAN JUSTICE: DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS examines
the 1978 drug raid that ended with two lives
tragically altered forever. Texas Ranger Bob
Doherty died of a gunshot wound, the first Ranger
to be killed in the line of duty in 47 years.
Greg Ott, a university philosophy student, was
arrested for the murder. Now Greg Ott tells
AMERICAN JUSTICE his side of the story. Viewers
learn that it was a botched raid and that the
Ranger's death was a terrible accident. Greg
thought he was being robbed and never even saw
the Ranger who was shot through a closed door.
Since being sentenced to life in prison, Greg has
been a model inmate who has twice been approved
for parole. But both times his parole was revoked
after Texas Rangers flooded the parole board with
protest letters. Today, a former warden, dozens
of prison guards, and even the man who prosecuted
Greg feel he should be released. His case poses
the questions: Has Greg been punished enough for
his crime? Or is there never enough punishment
for killing a police officer regardless of the
circumstances? 

9-9:30pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - The Cuff
Link/Graveyard Shift
Police solve an old murder case with a
painstaking examination of the tool mark on the
plastic flex cuff that bound the victim's hands,
and a 15-year-old murder case is finally cracked
open when a disgruntled wife tells police that
her husband committed the crime.

9:30-12am -- Reservoir Dogs - 
Movie. Quentin Tarantino makes a blockbuster
directorial debut with this gritty, tense tale
about criminals who fail to pull off a heist,
then try to figure out if one of the crew tipped
off the cops. Top-notch cast includes Harvey
Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi,
and Chris Penn.

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Sunday, October 5, 2003
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6-8pm -- Columbo - It's All in the Game
Love proves Columbo's toughest adversary when he
begins to fall for the charms of the alluring
chief suspect in his investigation of the murder
of a brutal playboy. The episode was written by
the series star Peter Falk. With Faye Dunaway and
Bill Macy.

8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - Clint
Eastwood
The remarkable life of the legendary actor and
director who's also been a producer, musician,
inn keeper, clothing manufacturer, golfer, and
politician. This 2-hour profile tells the story
of how Clint went from "spaghetti western" to the
top of Hollywood power and fame, and includes
highlights from films such as "Unforgiven" and
"Dirty Harry" and interviews with Eastwood and
Martin Scorsese.

10-12am -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - Clint
Eastwood
The remarkable life of the legendary actor and
director who's also been a producer, musician,
inn keeper, clothing manufacturer, golfer, and
politician. This 2-hour profile tells the story
of how Clint went from "spaghetti western" to the
top of Hollywood power and fame, and includes
highlights from films such as "Unforgiven" and
"Dirty Harry" and interviews with Eastwood and
Martin Scorsese.

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Monday, October 6, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Murder In Cold Blood
The brutal, senseless murder of the Clutter
family in 1959 shocked the public in its day,
creating unprecedented media frenzy. 


An unflinching look at the crime that burned its
way into the American consciousness, immortalized
by Truman Capote in his classic novel, In Cold
Blood. Interviews with prosecution and defense
attorneys, case investigators and contemporary
experts track and analyze the investigation from
the discovery of the crime through the execution
of the murderers. And, for the first time ever,
hear the confession of killer Richard Hickok: The
definitive chronicle of a crime that marked the
beginning of America's rising tide of violence.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - Charles
Bronson
Portrait of the one-time coal miner who struggled
for years in Hollywood before making it big
playing a vigilante in the controversial hit
"Death Wish". Off camera, Bronson was devastated
when his wife Jill Ireland died of lung cancer,
prompting him to help organize the "Twice Gifted"
celebrity art show to benefit the American Cancer
Society.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Frozen in
Time/Little Girl Lost
Using a hair dryer to thaw a frozen corpse,
detectives get to the bottom of a grisly murder.
And the discovery of a child's skeleton in a
Chicago garden puts police on the trail of an
"oddball" family.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - South Beach:
Fashion Victim
A hip, ultra chic part of Miami loses its
reputation as a homosexual safe haven when
fashion designer Gianni Versace is gunned down
outside his home. Narrated by Paul Winfield.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Crib Death?
In August, 1987 in Rockville, Maryland, a
five-month-old infant mysteriously died in his
crib. The death was ruled Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome, or SIDS, a medical term coined in the
1960s to refer to the inexplicable, natural death
of an infant during the first six months of life.



When Missy Anastasi learned that her baby had
died of SIDS, she was told it was a classic case.
Nonetheless, she later claimed that she had grown
to suspect that her husband murdered their baby,
upon learning that his daughter from a previous
marriage had also supposedly died of SIDS. But
Missy did not approach authorities until they
were divorced, and he'd remarried. Was this the
sad tale of a woman scorned or the chilling story
of a cold-blooded child-killer?

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - James
Coburn
Clips from "Our Man Flint" and "Affliction"
highlight this look at the star who had a passion
for acting and Eastern religion and who endured a
decade-long battle against debilitating
arthritis. James Coburn proved his versatility by
playing cool "super spy" Derek Flint and the
abusive alcoholic father in his Oscar-winning
performance in "Affliction".

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Portrait of a
Killer/The Tortured Truth
The accidental discovery of a human scalp leads
to the conviction of a man for murder 18 years
after the killing. And a teenager who likes to
kidnap younger boys and break their bones, kills
one and tortures another.

10-11pm -- MI-5 - President's Visit
When the President of the United States makes an
unscheduled trip to the UK, MI-5 must scramble to
handle all of the security threats. Stars Matthew
MacFadyen, Peter Firth, Keeley Hawes, and Megan
Dodds.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - An Execution in
Doubt
Roger Keith Coleman was executed in Virginia in
1992 for the brutal rape and murder of his
sister-in-law. Coleman maintained his innocence
up until his death. 


Now Coleman's defenders have asked the courts to
execute an order to exhume his body to perform
DNA tests. Will the state be willing to put the
judicial system to the test? Should they?

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - Lee
Marvin
Story of the Oscar-winning star who broke into
acting when he was working as a repairman at a
theater and filled in when the leading man fell
ill. Marvin's commanding presence, powerful
voice, and surprising comic talents brought him
starring roles in "Cat Ballou", "The Dirty
Dozen", and TV's "M Squad". Behind the scenes,
Marvin struggled with alcohol problems and a
tumultuous relationship with Michelle Triola that
led to a notorious court battle.

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Mistaken Identity 
In the spring of 1997, 16-year-old Terence Garner
was arrested and charged with armed robbery and
attempted murder. With no physical evidence
linking him to the crime, the North Carolina teen
was convicted on the basis of eyewitness
testimony. Just days after the conviction, a
person with the similar sounding name of Terrance
confessed to the crime. 


AMERICAN JUSTICE: MISTAKEN IDENTITY reports that
the ordeal began when three men robbed a finance
company in North Carolina. An employee was shot,
but survived and testified that Garner was the
gunman. The other two men arrested, Keith Riddick
and Kendrick Henderson, told vastly different
stories. Riddick, in exchange for a reduced
sentence, testified that Terence Garner was the
shooter. Henderson, for the defense, said the
shooter was Riddick's cousin, Terrance. But
Garner was found guilty and sentenced to 32
years. After the trial, Terrance confessed the
crime to a detective, but then recanted, setting
in motion events that reveal disturbing questions
about eyewitness testimony.

10-11pm -- The Kobe Case - 
A Bill Kurtis Special Report The story grabbed
the headlines--rising sports star accused of
rape! His wife stands by him as he confesses to a
tryst, but maintains it was consensual. But what
really happened? How will the media circus, and
Colorado's strict sex crimes laws influence the
question of guilt or innocence? We examine the
case with legal and forensic experts, and speak
to sports reporters and Bryant's friends. Is this
up-and-coming celebrity's future in jeopardy,
whether the accusations are true or not?

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Thursday, October 9, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Witness and the
Hitman 
In September 1972, a mob killer named Harry
Aleman gunned down Billy Logan. Bob Lowe
witnessed the killing from behind some bushes a
few yards away. 


Convinced that Lowe's testimony was essential to
the case against the notorious hitman, the
government offered Lowe incentives to testify and
agreed to relocate his family through the Witness
Protection Program. But when a corrupt judge
acquitted Aleman, Lowe began a downward spiral of
larceny, alcohol and drug abuse, which drove away
his wife and left him in prison. After finally
putting the pieces of his life back together from
his cell, he was given another chance to put the
Aleman in jail when revelations about the
original trial came to light. Finally, 25 years
after the fact, Lowe's testimony put Harry Aleman
in prison for life.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY®: Movie Muscle Week - Robert
Mitchum
Portrait of the roguishly handsome actor who
captivated audiences for over 50 years. After
first rejecting acting as "unmanly", Mitchum rose
to stardom in the 1940s and gained a reputation
for enjoying nights filled with booze and
starlets. He scandalized Hollywood with a
marijuana arrest, romanced Shirley MacLaine, and
starred in the film classics "Cape Fear" and
"Night of the Hunter".

9-11pm -- A Fish Called Wanda - 
Movie. Crooks pull off a daring heist, then try
to con each other and their lawyer in this
hilarious comedy. All-star cast includes Jamie
Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, John Cleese, and Michael
Palin. (1988)

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Friday, October 10, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Dancing, Drugs and
Murder 
In 1984, 17-year-old Michael Alig arrived in New
York City from South Bend, Indiana and began a
glamorous career promoting the city's languishing
club scene. 


For nearly a decade, Alig was a party legend,
promoting wildly popular events and outrageous
behavior at the hottest clubs, until drug
dependence led to his shocking fall. In 1996,
rumors began to circulate that Alig had killed a
low-level drug dealer named Andre "Angel"
Melendez. Most incredibly, Alig seemed to revel
in the suspicion. Watch the gripping story that
wound up with a legless torso washing ashore on
Staten Island and a mid-western entrepeneur
behind bars. 

8-10pm -- Poirot - Dumb Witness
Poirot arrives by train to watch a friend,
Charles Arundel, try to break the world
speed-boating record. But the journey turns
ominous when a psychic warns that the lives of
Charles and his aunt are in danger. David Suchet
stars with Hugh Fraser, Patrick Ryecart, and Ann
Morrish.

10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Princess Margaret
Host Davy Jones takes a fresh look at the
renegade princess, who some say was more famous
in her day than Diana. Beautiful, smart,
charming--the fate of Queen Elizabeth's younger
sister was predetermined. She embarked on a life
of partying and romance--her most fabled loves
were a divorced man whom she was forbidden to
marry, a photographer who couldn't stand the
constraints of royal life, and a gadabout 17
years her junior. Features an interview with
Royal watcher Andrew Morton.

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Saturday, October 11, 2003
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7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Atlanta: Devil Down
in Georgia
When a mother of two is brutally murdered, her
family becomes convinced that her husband, a
shady lawyer, is responsible. But many in Atlanta
cannot believe that Fred Tokars, a former
prosecutor and part-time judge, is involved.
Narrated by Paul Winfield.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Matthew Shepard:
Death in the High Desert 
On October 6 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old
gay student at the University of Wyoming, was
mysteriously lured from the Fireside Bar in
Laramie by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson.
Shepard was then robbed, beaten into a coma and
lashed to a fencepost. He was not discovered for
18 hours. 


The "crucifixion" of this young, gay man in
"cowboy country" immediately attracted national
attention, paving the way for rigorous anti-hate
crime legislation. Recognition of the homophobic
impetus for this tragic crime, led the judge to
sentence the defendants to life without parole.
Examine every aspect of the Matthew Shepard
story, from the fateful night at the bar to the
controversial legislation it engendered through
interviews with Shepard's mother, prosecution and
defense attorneys and Wyoming Senator Michael
Massie.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Pilot
Looks at how law enforcers stick with cases for
many years, using fresh evidence to win
convictions or to free prisoners who were
wrongfully jailed. We examine the unsolved murder
of "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane, meet a Dallas
criminalist who uses state-of-the-art fingerprint
matching to catch a rapist and murderer, see how
Phoenix police solve the murder of a missing
Navajo girl 20 years later, and talk to O.J.
Simpson defense attorney Barry Scheck about DNA
and an Illinois rape case.

10-11pm -- The Kobe Case - 
A Bill Kurtis Special Report The story grabbed
the headlines--rising sports star accused of
rape! His wife stands by him as he confesses to a
tryst, but maintains it was consensual. But what
really happened? How will the media circus, and
Colorado's strict sex crimes laws influence the
question of guilt or innocence? We examine the
case with legal and forensic experts, and speak
to sports reporters and Bryant's friends. Is this
up-and-coming celebrity's future in jeopardy,
whether the accusations are true or not?

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Sunday, October 12, 2003
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6-8pm -- Columbo - Grand Deception
When a Sergeant Major is murdered at a "soldier
of fortune" training camp, Columbo (Peter Falk)
applies his own unique brand of strategic
maneuvering to flush out the killer who is
associated with the camp as well as a think-tank
foundation under scrutiny by the Pentagon. Sam
Wanamaker directed the episode. Guest star:
Robert Foxworth.

8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Barbara Walters
Profile of the night club owner's daughter who
went from secretary, sitcom writer, network news
anchor, and celeb interviewer to cultural
icon--all without being able to say her "Rs"!
Interviewees include Henry Kissinger, Hugh Downs,
Liz Smith, Ted Koppel, Beverly Sills, William
Safire, and Monica Lewinsky. A 2-hour special
presentation.

10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew, said to be Queen Elizabeth's
favorite son and touted for his good looks and
war-hero record, has become a more "obscure"
Royal. Though often overshadowed by older brother
Charles and flamboyant ex-wife Sarah Ferguson,
Andrew maintains an illustrious reputation that's
often headlined in British tabloids. We'll review
his controversial new role as Roving Ambassador
for Britain and his latest escapades. Includes a
new interview with Royal watcher, Andrew Morton.
Hosted by Davy Jones.

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Monday, October 13, 2003
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7-8pm -- Murder, She Wrote - No Laughing Matter
Jessica tries to resolve a feud between two
famous stand-up comedians, but murder takes
center stage. Angela Lansbury stars with Buddy
Hackett, Steve Lawrence, Arte Johnson, and George
Clooney.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Gene Hackman
Profile of the versatile and prolific actor whose
performances evoke the American "Everyman".
Features clips from his greatest films, including
"The French Connection", and interviews with
Dustin Hoffman and Teri Garr.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Family Secret/Blood
Trail
Forty-one years after the crime, a woman
implicates her brother and cousin in the murder
of a New Jersey policeman. And members of the
Vidocq Society, a group of law enforcement
professionals who volunteer their expertise to
crack difficult cases, find blood-splatter
evidence that helps solve a Texas murder.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Carthage: Frozen
Assets
A friendly Texas town is stunned when one of its
most popular citizens is accused of murdering a
wealthy widower. Narrated by Paul Winfield.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Driven to Kill
In 1989, real estate developer Joseph McLaughlin
and his wife Marianne were walking from their car
in a Boston parking garage when she was hit and
run over. The driver of the car backed up over
her again before fleeing the scene, leaving
Marianne at the brink of death. Incredibly, she
recovered. 


The investigation that followed went on for half
a decade, as authorities continued to suspect
that Joseph, who had been living a double life
for years, was involved in the attack. But he was
standing beside Marianne when she was hit,
requiring police to track down whether he had
hired someone to kill her. Testimony from a
surprise witness finally ensured that justice was
served. Watch dramatic interviews with Marianne,
the informant whose testimony broke open the
case, and hear from several of the investigators
involved.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Nicolas Cage
Profile of the Oscar-winning actor known for his
offbeat personality and independent spirit. Cage
went from volatile outsider to box-office star in
"Moonstruck" and "Leaving Las Vegas". Includes
clips from Cage's most memorable work and
interviews with family and friends that
illuminate his private life.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Cold Hit/Silent Kill
A thumbprint connects two separate murders and it
is later discovered that the suspect had a
strange fetish for women's lingerie. Then, an
elderly woman is found murdered in her bed and
the only evidence is a single strand of hair.

10-11pm -- MI-5 - Clean Skin
When Harry wants to spy on an arms dealer, he
enlists the services of an expert--a 14-year-old
kid who once broke into Harry's house and stole
his files. Stars Matthew MacFadyen, Peter Firth,
and Keeley Hawes.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2003
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7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Who Is the Lipstick
Killer? 
It was the crime of the century in postwar
Chicago. In 1946, two women and a six-year-old
girl were found murdered, and the case made the
front page for months. Banner headlines announced
the capture of William Heirens, who eventually
confessed and was sentenced to serve three
consecutive life terms. 


But there is ample reason to believe that Heirens
was not the killer. As his lawyer says, "the
public was furious with these murders and
demanded that somebody pay. And the system served
Bill up on a platter." Analyze the evidence and
watch a remarkable jailhouse interview, as
Heirens maintains his innocence and discusses his
impressive accomplishments in prison. As the
first inmate ever to earn a college degree in
Illinois, Heirens has become one of the most
accomplished prisoners in the state history. But
was he guilty?

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Dustin Hoffman
Film clips from "The Graduate", "Midnight
Cowboy", "Rain Man", and other classics, plus an
early 20th Century Fox screen test highlight this
portrait of screen legend Dustin Hoffman. We look
back at Hoffman's early years as an actor, when
he gained a reputation for being difficult to
work with; how he changed Hollywood's image of
the leading man; and his charity work, which
includes "Camp Good Times", a retreat for kids
with cancer.

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Payback for a Bully
At age 20, Bobby Kent appeared to have everything
going for him: popular, athletic and a good
student, he took a job out of high school and was
trying to start his own business. 


But things were not all they appear beneath the
clean-cut, all-American veneer. On one hot July
night, Bobby headed out with Marty and six
friends, never to return. What happened later was
no mystery as all seven, including Marty and
Bobby's ex-girlfriend, confessed to his murder,
claiming that Bobby was a ruthless bully who
could not be stopped any other way. The jury
disagreed and found all seven guilty of first or
second degree murder. Gripping interviews with
prosecution and defense attorneys and Bobby's
ex-girlfriend take a closer look at this headline
case.

10-11pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Murder Online
AMERICAN JUSTICE: MURDER ONLINE is a story for
the computer age, showing how small the world has
become and how easily murder can be arranged in
cyberspace. The 1999 murder of Bruce Miller in
Flint, Michigan, seemed to have been a robbery
gone wrong. Miller was a good businessman with
few enemies, a supportive family, and by all
accounts, a loving wife. There were no
fingerprints, murder weapon, or DNA evidence.
Police had nothing to go on. 


AMERICAN JUSTICE: MURDER ONLINE reports that for
three months the investigation into Bruce
Miller's murder remained at a standstill. Then,
in February 2000, the body of ex-policeman Jerry
Cassady was found more than 700 miles away in
Odessa, Missouri. Cassady's death was ruled a
suicide. When Jerry's brother Michael opened
Jerry's briefcase he made a chilling discovery: a
confession to Bruce Miller's murder that
implicated Bruce's young wife, Sharee. There were
also transcripts from an online chat room that
revealed an affair between Cassady and Sharee -
and complete details of the murder plot. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Who Is the Lipstick Killer? It was the crime of the century in postwar Chicago. In 1946, two women and a six-year-old girl were found murdered, and the case made the front page for months. Banner headlines announced the capture of William Heirens, who eventually confessed and was sentenced to serve three consecutive life terms. But there is ample reason to believe that Heirens was not the killer. As his lawyer says, "the public was furious with these murders and demanded that somebody pay. And the system served Bill up on a platter." Analyze the evidence and watch a remarkable jailhouse interview, as Heirens maintains his innocence and discusses his impressive accomplishments in prison. As the first inmate ever to earn a college degree in Illinois, Heirens has become one of the most accomplished prisoners in the state history. But was he guilty? 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Dustin Hoffman Film clips from "The Graduate", "Midnight Cowboy", "Rain Man", and other classics, plus an early 20th Century Fox screen test highlight this portrait of screen legend Dustin Hoffman. We look back at Hoffman's early years as an actor, when he gained a reputation for being difficult to work with; how he changed Hollywood's image of the leading man; and his charity work, which includes "Camp Good Times", a retreat for kids with cancer. 9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Payback for a Bully At age 20, Bobby Kent appeared to have everything going for him: popular, athletic and a good student, he took a job out of high school and was trying to start his own business. But things were not all they appear beneath the clean-cut, all-American veneer. On one hot July night, Bobby headed out with Marty and six friends, never to return. What happened later was no mystery as all seven, including Marty and Bobby's ex-girlfriend, confessed to his murder, claiming that Bobby was a ruthless bully who could not be stopped any other way. The jury disagreed and found all seven guilty of first or second degree murder. Gripping interviews with prosecution and defense attorneys and Bobby's ex-girlfriend take a closer look at this headline case. 10-11pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Murder Online AMERICAN JUSTICE: MURDER ONLINE is a story for the computer age, showing how small the world has become and how easily murder can be arranged in cyberspace. The 1999 murder of Bruce Miller in Flint, Michigan, seemed to have been a robbery gone wrong. Miller was a good businessman with few enemies, a supportive family, and by all accounts, a loving wife. There were no fingerprints, murder weapon, or DNA evidence. Police had nothing to go on. AMERICAN JUSTICE: MURDER ONLINE reports that for three months the investigation into Bruce Miller's murder remained at a standstill. Then, in February 2000, the body of ex-policeman Jerry Cassady was found more than 700 miles away in Odessa, Missouri. Cassady's death was ruled a suicide. When Jerry's brother Michael opened Jerry's briefcase he made a chilling discovery: a confession to Bruce Miller's murder that implicated Bruce's young wife, Sharee. There were also transcripts from an online chat room that revealed an affair between Cassady and Sharee - and complete details of the murder plot. ____________________________________________________ Thursday, October 16, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Conspiracy to Kill: The Rae Carruth Story Rae Carruth was a rising NFL star and a familiar figure in Charlotte, North Carolina. A first round pick of the Carolina Panthers, he appeared to have a long career ahead of him. But when his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams, was fatally wounded in a drive-by shooting in 1999, his life came crashing down around him. This is the headline-grabbing investigation of a former star who ran from justice before being apprehended in the trunk of a car. While his lawyer claimed that the shooting was intended as a payback to Carruth for a drug deal gone bad, the 911 tapes of the victim told a different story. Hear the gunman's testimony that he was hired by Carruth, and watch actual court footage of the crime that rocked Charlotte and the NFL. 8-11pm -- Rain Man - Movie. Poignant, unforgettable story about a self-centered young businessman (Tom Cruise) who learns a few lessons about life and love when he takes a cross-country trip with his autistic brother (Dustin Hoffman). Directed by Barry Levinson. (1988) ____________________________________________________ Friday, October 17, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Body of Evidence: The Tom Capano Trial Thomas Capano was a powerful, wealthy well-connected man. A former Delaware prosecutor, Capano was also mixed up in an affair that ended in tragedy on June 27, 1996. Retrace every link in the chain of events that followed the disappearance of Capano's ex-lover, Anne Marie Fahey. Though Capano soon became the lead suspect, it wasn't until two years later, when his brother confessed to assisting him with the gruesome burial at sea, that the case finally broke. Investigators and attorneys recount Capano's admission that he dumped Fahey's body into the water, while simultaneously claiming she was the victim of another lover's jealous rage. Review the press, publicity and inside information to consider whether you think the conviction should be overturned. 8-10pm -- Poirot - Murder on the Links David Suchet is back as Dame Agatha Christie's Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot, who, finding the great French Detective Giraud unbearably smug, challenges him to an unique competition: Whoever discovers the killer of wealthy businessman Paul Renauld first, wins. Filled with classic Christie red herrings and plot layerings, the cast in this 2-hour mystery includes Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Billy Moody, Damien Thomas, Sophie Linfield, and Katherine Fahey. 10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Prince Andrew Prince Andrew, said to be Queen Elizabeth's favorite son and touted for his good looks and war-hero record, has become a more "obscure" Royal. Though often overshadowed by older brother Charles and flamboyant ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, Andrew maintains an illustrious reputation that's often headlined in British tabloids. We'll review his controversial new role as Roving Ambassador for Britain and his latest escapades. Includes a new interview with Royal watcher, Andrew Morton. Hosted by Davy Jones. ____________________________________________________ Saturday, October 18, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - New Orleans: Betrayal in the Big Easy A city rich with culture, New Orleans is also notorious for crime. But in 1994, when Kim Groves was gunned down in front of her home, the 32-year-old mother's death would prove anything but ordinary--it revealed a ring of police officers so corrupt that they abused their power with drugs, payoffs, and murder. Narrated by Paul Winfield. 8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Cult Murders In January 1990, Ohio police followed up on a tip, unearthing the bodies of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three young daughters. Investigators soon zeroed in on Jeffrey Lundgren as the prime suspect, but the case was far from cut and dry. Law enforcement soon discovered that the killings were done by of a group of religious zealots led by Lundgren, who had convinced them that he was Christ's final prophet, and that the murders would help usher in the Second Coming. Videotaped interrogations with some of the 13 cult members, along with interviews with Lundgren's former wife and two other followers, offer a glimpse into the psyche of a man whose life was a series of failures until he discovered the intoxicating, deadly power of the divine. 9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - The Answer in the Box/Maternal Instinct Police solve the killing of an 11-year-old track star 10 years later when they obtain the DNA evidence they need in a cigarette butt dropped by the suspect. Also, a mother is convicted of killing her 5-year-old daughter 13 years after the crime. 10-11pm -- Crossing Jordan - Perfect Storm Jordan and Garet are trapped in a blizzard and threatened by a mysterious toxin. Stars Jill Hennessy, Lorraine Toussaint, Miguel Ferrer, and guest star Ivan Sergei. ____________________________________________________ Sunday, October 19, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- The Kobe Case - A Bill Kurtis Special Report The story grabbed the headlines--rising sports star accused of rape! His wife stands by him as he confesses to a tryst, but maintains it was consensual. But what really happened? How will the media circus, and Colorado's strict sex crimes laws influence the question of guilt or innocence? We examine the case with legal and forensic experts, and speak to sports reporters and Bryant's friends. Is this up-and-coming celebrity's future in jeopardy, whether the accusations are true or not? 8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - John Travolta A look at the up-and-down career of the actor who went from goofy teen in TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" to disco king in "Saturday Night Fever" and drugged-out hitman in "Pulp Fiction". Along the way, Travolta suffered the death of his lover Diana Hyland, found comfort in Scientology, and saw his movie career nosedive in the 1980s. Interviews with his wife Kelly Preston and colleagues, including Quentin Tarantino, Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, John Woo, and Olivia Newton-John, highlight this 2-hour special. 10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Sarah Ferguson What do you do when your last job was a princess? A look at how the former princess reinvented her life after her marriage to Prince Andrew fell apart when photos of her boyfriend sucking her toes appeared in print. Today, Fergie writes children's books, runs charities, does commercials for Weight Watchers, and makes millions. Hosted by Davy Jones. ____________________________________________________ Monday, October 20, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Dead Woman Walking: The Karla Faye Tucker Story If the primary purpose of criminal punishment is to deter and reform wrongdoers, then Karla Faye Tucker's story is a case of justice gone awry. The first woman executed in Texas since 1863, Karla Faye committed a grisly double murder, then became a Christian in prison. The Pope himself intervened on her behalf as Protestant ministers and family of her victims begged for lenity. Has the purpose of criminal justice shifted from reform-oriented to punitive? You be the judge. 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Siegfried & Roy A world premiere profile of the Las Vegas illusionists Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, infamous for their stage performances with White Tigers. Includes updates on Roy's condition since the unexpected attack by the Royal White Tiger named Montecore, who recently took hold of Horn's neck and dragged him offstage before a sellout performance of 1500 people at The Mirage hotel. 9-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - New London, Connecticut: Extreme Family Feud New London, Connecticut is New England's original rough-and-tumble fishing town. It's a city so historically bawdy and barbaric that fishermen simply referred to it as "the Old Bucket of Blood". Though New London is basically a blue-collar town, the snooty suburbs that surround the city are equally as white-collar. And when bad blood between two feuding suburban families led to murder, the city was stained a more sinister shade of red. Paul Winfield narrates this 2-hour special. ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, October 21, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Spree Killers In the late fifties, a young Nebraskan named Charles Starkweather, armed with an image of his hero, James Dean, grabbed his girlfriend and his gun and shot down ten random people. Revisit this chilling killing spree, from the investigation and capture to the trial and subsequent execution of Starkweather and incarceration of his girlfiend. Analyze how Starkweather's motivation to be remembered for his crime was fulfilled by the 1974 film Badlands, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Hear how Nebraska State Troopers, police, detectives and the media responded as this gripping saga unfolded. 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Ivana Trump The remarkable life of the Czechoslovak skier who soared to stardom as a model, businesswoman, interior designer, home shopping saleswoman, and celebrity wife of Donald Trump. We'll look back at the car accident that killed her lover in 1973, the marriage to "The Donald" that opened the door to incredible wealth, and the media circus that made Ivana a household name when Trump left her for his mistress, Marla Maples. 9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - A Map to Murder/Life on the Run After a long manhunt, cops finally close in on a serial killer with the help of the Internet and information supplied by a subsidiary of Microsoft. And a drug trafficker jumps bail, goes into the bike shop business, and helps pioneer the sport of mountain biking while he's on the lam. 10-11pm -- MI-5 - Military Strikes Tom goes undercover to find out if British Army troops are planning to go on strike. Stars Matthew MacFadyen, Peter Firth, and Keeley Hawes. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, October 22, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - A Mother's Story of Murder When Debbie Milke was sentenced to death for allegedly arranging the murder of her four-year-old son, the case was dogged by controversy, largely owing to her mother's advocacy. Presenting a balanced and thoughtful look at the Milke case, attorneys, detectives and private investigators offer their insights and opinions, and Milke offers her version of what really happened in a rare audio interview. Milke's mother, Janka, details what she sees as the unfairness of the situation, contending that her daughter was convicted and sentenced based on the uncorroborated evidence of one police officer and character testimony from embittered family members. Was Milke guilty of facilitating the murder of a little boy whom she considered an "inconvenience," or is she yet another example of the carelessness with which American courts dispense the death penalty? 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Christina Onassis Portrait of the sad, neglected daughter of billionaire Aristotle Onassis who suffered from depression, drug abuse, and severe weight problems before her death at age 37. 9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Mother on Death Row On June 6, 1996, 911 operators in Rowlett, Texas received a call from 26-year-old Darlie Routier claiming that an intruder had broken into her home and viciously attacked her and her two oldest sons, 6-year-old Devon and 5-year-old Damon. Retrace the investigation that landed Darlie on death row. Hear from advocates, including one of the jurors, that the investigation was fatally flawed, and that key leads and photo exhibits were excluded from trial. Meet prosecution and defense attorneys and watch Darlie's court testimony and footage of the graveyard birthday ceremony for her dead son that swayed the public sentiment against Darlie. 10-11pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Till Death Do Us Part On February 1st, 1988, the Durham, North Carolina police received a call that a man had been shot. When they went to investigate, wife Barbara Sanger told the officers the gun her husband kept under his pillow had accidentally fired and shot him in the head. According to shocked friends, coworkers and family members, Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and practicing Christian. As the investigation proceeded, detectives learned that Sanger was not the gentle, caring woman she seemed, but rather a cold-blooded murder, who had killed her previous husband ten years earlier. Fearing her spouses would discover her shopping and extramarital excesses, she had twice resorted to murder. Interviews with investigators, officers and lawyers give insight into this intriguing case of a sinister wife with a double life. ____________________________________________________ Thursday, October 23, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Getting Away with Murder Melvin Henry Ignatow will never go to jail for killing his fiancée in 1988, despite iron-clad evidence that he planned and carried out the murder! Family members and lawyers from both sides retrace this judicial travesty, which began when Ignatow's former girlfriend, Mary Ann Shore, confessed to helping to commit the murder and taking photos of the crime as it happened. Despite an extensive search, the photos were not found, and the trial proceeded without them, relying instead on Shore's testimony. To the shock of nearly everyone, including the judge, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty. Then the photos were found. Ignatow was convicted of perjury and sentenced to five years in jail, but double jeopardy prevented him for being tried for the murder. A look at how constitutional protections occasionally backfire. 8-9pm -- Who Killed Laci Peterson? - A Bill Kurtis Special Report Direct from today's headlines, Bill Kurtis looks at the circumstances surrounding the death of 27-year-old Laci Peterson, and the recent charges brought against her husband Scott who is accused of murdering both Laci and their unborn son. 9-11:30pm -- A Bronx Tale - Movie. An honest, hardworking New York City bus driver struggles to keep his son from joining the Mafia in the 1960s. Robert De Niro made his directorial debut with this expanded adaptation of his co-star Chazz Palminteri's one-character play. With Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra, Taral Hicks, Joe Pesci, and Kathrine Narducci. (1990) ____________________________________________________ Friday, October 24, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Killer Within On November 22, 1987, a motorist got out of his truck to stretch his legs and discovered the naked body of 19-year-old Kathy Bonney shot 27 times. Investigators soon revealed that the victim's father, 44-year-old Tom Bonney, was the murderer. That Tom was the killer was uncontested. At issue was whether he suffered from multiple personality disorder, as demonstrated by a videotape of Bonney under hypnosis that showed various personalities. The prosecution argued that Bonney was enraged to learn that his daughter was involved with a married man, and that he was fully aware of his actions. While the jury found Bonney guilty of first degree murder, the lower's court's decision was later overturned on a finding that Bonney was incompetent. Held in a maximum security prison in Raleigh, North Carolina, attorneys and expert witnesses discuss this case and the insanity defense. 8-10pm -- Poirot - Death in the Clouds Vacationing in Paris, Poirot watches Fred Perry triumph at the French Open tennis championships. But the Belgian sleuth also witnesses an encounter that disrupts his return to London and leads to a murder investigation. David Suchet stars in this 2-hour mystery. 10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Sarah Ferguson What do you do when your last job was a princess? A look at how the former princess reinvented her life after her marriage to Prince Andrew fell apart when photos of her boyfriend sucking her toes appeared in print. Today, Fergie writes children's books, runs charities, does commercials for Weight Watchers, and makes millions. Hosted by Davy Jones. ____________________________________________________ Saturday, October 25, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Fairbanks: Mining for Murder Who killed popular Alaskan Joe Vogler? Was it agents of the federal government that he constantly fought? Was it someone after his valuable gold claims? Or was it his best friend? This account of one of Alaska's most infamous crimes takes you into the rowdy bars, forbidding wilderness, and modern skyscrapers of Fairbanks. Narrated by Paul Winfield. 8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Mistaken Identity In the spring of 1997, 16-year-old Terence Garner was arrested and charged with armed robbery and attempted murder. With no physical evidence linking him to the crime, the North Carolina teen was convicted on the basis of eyewitness testimony. Just days after the conviction, a person with the similar sounding name of Terrance confessed to the crime. AMERICAN JUSTICE: MISTAKEN IDENTITY reports that the ordeal began when three men robbed a finance company in North Carolina. An employee was shot, but survived and testified that Garner was the gunman. The other two men arrested, Keith Riddick and Kendrick Henderson, told vastly different stories. Riddick, in exchange for a reduced sentence, testified that Terence Garner was the shooter. Henderson, for the defense, said the shooter was Riddick's cousin, Terrance. But Garner was found guilty and sentenced to 32 years. After the trial, Terrance confessed the crime to a detective, but then recanted, setting in motion events that reveal disturbing questions about eyewitness testimony. 9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Cold Hit/Silent Kill A thumbprint connects two separate murders and it is later discovered that the suspect had a strange fetish for women's lingerie. Then, an elderly woman is found murdered in her bed and the only evidence is a single strand of hair. 10-11pm -- Crossing Jordan - Strangled The morgue staff goes back in time to investigate the case of the Boston Strangler, hoping to find the true identity of the killer. With Jill Hennessy, Ken Howard, and guest star Jerry O'Connell. ____________________________________________________ Sunday, October 26, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 6-8pm -- Columbo - Strange Bedfellows When a man kills his brother who is squandering the family fortune and tries to frame a Mafia restaurateur, Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) meticulously follows the clues until the killer ultimately traps himself. Guest stars: George Wendt and Rod Steiger. 8-10pm -- American Comedy: What's So Funny? - Top comedians talk about their craft and what it takes to make people laugh in this 2-hour special. Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneris, Rodney Dangerfield, and others discuss the best ways to reach an audience, where they find their inspiration, why they risk flopping, the nature of physical comedy, and their hilarious views on sex, politics, and religion. 10-11pm -- MEET THE ROYALS™ - Prince Harry A look at Prince Harry and his love for drinks, girls, and reckless stunts. Royal watchers want to know if the "Spare-to-the-Heir" will continue to be a playboy or if he will pursue a serious career and humanitarian work like his mother Princess Diana. Host Davy Jones interweaves playful links--the daily business of a royal, palace Ps and Qs, and stories behind those lengthy titles--and biographer Andrew Morton offers tidbits. ____________________________________________________ Monday, October 27, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Millions of Reasons to Kill Dana Ewell was a cocky, rich kid obsessed with money. And he concocted a scheme to get a lot of it quickly. While eating Easter dinner at the home of an FBI agent, a gunman broke into the Ewell home, 200 miles away, and killed Dana's mother, father and sister. With his family dead, Dana stood to inherit millions, and he quickly became the prime suspect despite his seemingly airtight alibi. This chronicles the three-year investigation into the Ewell murders and describes how detectives from the Fresno County Sheriff's department finally cracked the case against Dana. Prosecution and defense lawyers talk about the four-month trial that followed, and family friends and confidantes reflect on what drove Dana and his accomplice to murder. 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Janet Leigh Interviews with daughter Jamie Lee Curtis, former husband Tony Curtis, Jerry Lewis, Peter Bogdanovich, and Robert Wagner highlight this profile of the actress who gained screen immortality in the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho". 9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Bodies in the Bay/Till Death Do Us Part A sunset boat ride in Florida leads to death for a vacationing woman and her two daughters, and police investigate a Texas man whose three wives all died in mysterious fashions. 10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Horror in Amityville After six members of the DeFeo family are murdered in their home in Amityville, New York, by the oldest DeFeo son, George and Kathy Lutz move into the house and claim to experience a series of bizarre, supernatural events. They write an account of their experiences and the tale becomes the basis for the famed movie "The Amityville Horror". Narrated by Paul Winfield. ____________________________________________________ Tuesday, October 28, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Susan Smith Story: A Mother's Confession At 9pm on October 19th, 1994, a frantic woman turned up on the doorstep of a home in Unicon County, South Carolina claiming that a black man had stolen her car at gunpoint with her two young sons still asleep in the back seat. For the next nine days, the nation shared Susan Smith's anguish and prayed that her boys would be returned to her unharmed. In the months that followed, the world discovered the true story of a mother driven to murder her own children. The citizens whose hearts went out to the woman turned from compassionate to hateful, and the black community was outraged first, that she had feigned a black perpetrator and, second, that the police continued searching for a black man even after her confession. While the prosecution sought the death penalty, the defense claimed the tragedy resulted from a botched suicide attempt. Get first-hand accounts from defense and prosecution, the trial judge, several members of the jury, the grandfather of the boys and South Carolina law enforcement. 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Linda Blair Profile of the actress who suffered bad press, unfounded rumors, and even death threats after she starred in the ultimate horror movie, "The Exorcist". Includes an interview with the film's director William Friedkin and rarely seen behind-the-scenes footage from the film. 9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Mommy Dearest A mother is suspected in the murders of two of her daughters, when her third daughter finally convinces police to reopen two cold cases. 10-11pm -- MI-5 - A Very Corporate Coup MI-5 suspects a corporate bigwig of plotting to support drug traffickers and terrorists. Stars Matthew MacFadyen, Peter Firth, and Keeley Hawes. ____________________________________________________ Wednesday, October 29, 2003 ____________________________________________________ 7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Trial of Louise Woodward On February 4th, 1997 in the quiet Boston suburb of Newton, Massachusetts, police received a frantic 911 call from an 18-year old babysitter that the child in her care had stopped breathing. When the baby died shortly thereafter, Louise was charged with murder, despite strident claims of innocence. From the fateful phone call to the shocking reversal of the verdict by the judge, re-examine the headline case through interviews with the maternal grandmother, the police, the doctors who realized that the infant's injuries were old, and a juror. 8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Jamie Lee Curtis Life and career of the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. Traces her rise from early slasher movies to stardom in "True Lies" and "Trading Places". Includes interviews with her mother, directors, and Jamie herself. 9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Yosemite Killer AMERICAN JUSTICE: THE YOSEMITE KILLER traces the complex development of a serial killer, and shows how one tragedy became two. When Cary Stayner was 10 years old, his younger brother Steven was abducted from his family by a sexual predator and was missing for seven years. But while brother Steven's daring escape and return home made him a media darling, Cary remained stuck in the shadows that had already been taking root in his mind. What makes serial killers? Is it their environment or are they born that way? In the case of Cary Stayner, a human predator known as the Yosemite Killer, some argue it was both. Cary was plagued by psychoses, unable to resist violent fantasies that had been with him since he was a child. He had also lived through the life-changing tragedy of his brother's abduction. Did that devastating ordeal for the Stayner family mutate into murderous desires in Cary? How can the jury decide whether Cary Stayner was ultimately responsible for his horrifying actions? 10-12am -- Fashion Rocks - The world's leading fashion designers showcase their collections accompanied by live music from top artists. This London fundraiser for the Prince's Trust is hosted by Liz Hurley and includes the fashion houses of Dior, Donna Karan, Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Ralph Lauren, and music from Elton John and David Bowie




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