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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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Thursday, July 1, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - Murder Online
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. 

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. 

8-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - Vanished & The
Missing and the Dead
The story of serial killer James Rodney Hicks,
who left a trail of bodies and kept police,
prosecutors, and the FBI working on his cases for
over 20 years. Hicks murdered his wife, his
children's babysitter, and a girlfriend. Then,
after a passing motorist reports a fire along a
South Carolina country road, police find the
badly burned and battered remains of a woman, her
skull smashed into 97 fragments. Watch a forensic
anthropologist painstakingly piece the bones back
together. (2-hour version)

10-11pm -- The First 48 - Body in the Park/Ruby
Street Shooting
In Philadelphia, Sergeant Irma Labrice and
Detectives Leon Lubiejewski and Michael Gross
don't have much time to find a murder suspect,
and they don't have much to go on--the victim's
body was burned beyond recognition. Meanwhile, on
the other side of town, Detective Bill Kelhower
and his team must gather enough physical evidence
to crack a murder case because the witnesses to
the crime aren't talking.


Friday, July 2, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - Who Is the Lipstick
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? - Sam Giancana
Profile of the Mafia kingpin who has been
connected to the assassination of John Kennedy
and a CIA plot to kill Fidel Castro. Includes
interviews with witnesses who have remained
silent until now.

9-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano
Explores the fascinating life of the Mafia's
best-known "rat." Sammy Gravano shattered the
mythical Cosa Nostra and revealed its seamiest
secrets to the world when he broke the Mafia's
blood oath of silence and testified against his
boss, John Gotti.

10-11pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - Henry Hill
Profile of the ruthless mobster whose testimony
brought down some of New York's most feared
criminals and whom Ray Liotta played in the movie
"Goodfellas". Hill's siblings tell the sordid
story of how he went from innocent child to Mafia
"wiseguy" and inside member of the Lucchese
family. After ratting out his mob buddies, Hill
entered the Federal Witness Protection Program,
only to be booted out two years later, and is now
trying to cash in by launching a website and
writing a cookbook.


Saturday, July 3, 2004

7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL? - Ozark: Deadly
Wedged between the beautiful Ozark Mountains and
the north bank of the mighty Arkansas River, the
town of Ozark is surrounded by natural beauty.
Folks in Ozark are honest, hardworking, and above
all, peaceful. But in 1992, tiny Ozark was rocked
by one of the most bizarre crimes in the state's
notorious history. One Arkansas' wealthiest
doctors finds trouble when she meets a ruthless
con man who convinces her to give him more than a
million dollars--before taking her life. Narrated
by Paul Winfield.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - A Soldier's Secret 
Gay rights groups charge that President Clinton's
controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in
the military encourages gay-bashing when a
perceived homosexual soldier in the famed 101st
Airborne Division is brutally murdered. 

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 -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL? - Barrington:
Terror in the Suburbs
The town of Barrington, Rhode Island is filled
with fancy boutiques, gourmet pet food shops, and
vintage book stores, all catering to the wealthy
and well-educated. An upscale suburb of nearby
Providence, it's an ideal community where
well-to-do families raise perfect kids. But
Barrington is also the place where, in September
1991, an All-American family, the Brendels,
vanished into thin air--until a heavy rain
revealed a shallow grave with three bodies in it.
Narrated by Paul Winfield.


Sunday, July 4, 2004

7-7:30pm -- SELL THIS HOUSE? - Sugar Land,
Texas--Paul & Laura Jacobs: #7
The Jacobs need to sell their house in Sugar
Land, Texas. Located 20 minutes from Houston,
it's a great place to work and raise a family.
Paul and Laura's home has four bedrooms, two
bathrooms, a breakfast area, and a big backyard.
So what's the problem? After an open house to
hear what potential buyers have to say, the
Jacobs find out how designer Roger Hazard plans
to address the issues.

7:30-8pm -- AIRLINE - Team Effort
It's a day of tension at Southwest Airlines. Erik
faces the worst nightmare of all ramp workers.
For the first time, he must push a $40 million
plane out of a tiny gate, knowing that a mistake
can cost the company millions and Erik his job.
In baggage claims, David has to control his own
nerves when a customer claims the airline lost
her luggage. And supervisors at LAX must confront
a swarm of dangerous bees who have set up hive at
Gate 13.

8-8:30pm -- Family Plots - Blood Is Thicker Than
Welcome to Poway Bernardo Mortuary, where a
real-life death experience awaits you. In our
reality series chronicling the intense, peculiar,
and often hilarious days and nights at a busy
California funeral home, we meet three beautiful
sisters, their hot-blooded father, exacting boss,
and quirky funeral director. The first episode
finds head embalmer Shonna with only 30 minutes
to get a body into its casket and to the funeral.
After one last embalming, the three sisters head
for a girls' night out.

8:30-9pm -- Family Plots - Smoke and Mirrors
The staff of Poway Bernardo Mortuary in Southern
California picks the wrong day to try to quit
smoking when head embalmer Shonna gets one of the
most challenging reconstruction cases of her
career--a woman who died in a horrific car crash.
With the family desperate to view their mother
one last time, Shonna and the gang are under
enormous pressure to make the shattered body
presentable--and the stress fuels their desire to
start puffing again.

9-9:30pm -- Family Plots - Where's Chuck?
Body remover and ex-boxing champ Chuck Wissmiller
drives everybody at the mortuary nuts. First, he
causes chaos when he's late picking up two bodies
at the medical examiner's office. Then, he fouls
up when he fails to realize that his daughter
Shonna is waiting for him to bring the van back
so they can send a body to the airport. Finally,
he delivers an elderly woman's body to the
mortuary two hours late, making Rick livid. After
a long day, he heads home where his beloved cat
awaits him, too.

9:30-10pm -- Family Plots - Love and Death
Poway Bernardo Mortuary boss Rick rules with a
firm hand and a gruff voice. But it doesn't help
that he and fiancee Melissa, the oldest
Wissmiller sister, don't see eye to eye.
Meanwhile, embalmer Shonna is forced to deal with
one client while she hurries to prepare a loved
one in time for the evening's family viewing.
Then, a kinder, gentler Rick helps a volunteer
group bury an abandoned baby. Rick recently lost
his son after years of illness, and now "love" is
"all that matters."

10-10:30pm -- Family Plots - Forget Me Not
Shonna prefers to stay in the back room preparing
the dead instead of doing funeral arrangements
with the living because she gets too emotionally
involved. But today, she's the only one available
to help a grief-stricken woman make the
arrangements for her beloved uncle. Meanwhile,
Chuck is having problems with his short-term
memory and repeatedly loses the money he needs to
buy a new car. Welcome to the Poway Bernardo
Mortuary, where a real-life death experience
awaits you!

10:30-11pm -- Family Plots - Heavy "Bag"gage
Boxing pro Chuck recruits John to help hang a
heavy bag at the mortuary to relieve stress--now
the staff can take their hits out on the bag
instead of each other. Meanwhile, John Greeney,
an apprentice embalmer and former crime-scene
body remover, has an experience that cracks even
his tough exterior. He faces the delicate task of
arranging for a child's burial, and when he meets
with the family, memories of a personal tragedy
of his own come back to haunt him.


Monday, July 5, 2004

7-7:30pm -- AIRLINE - All Creatures Great & Small
From penguins to party animals, the airport looks
like a zoo to Southwest Airlines staffers. A
nervous Colleen may have to deny boarding to
rowdy football fans. At 30,000 feet, penguin
passengers Pete and Penny get the star treatment
from flight attendants Sam Anderson and Janie
King. A man dressed as a tiger ignites intrigue
in Chicago. And when passengers complain about a
man in a short black miniskirt who's exposing
himself, Yolanda must tell the gentleman to cover
up if he wants to fly. 

7:30-8pm -- AIRLINE - Oh, What a Performance!
There isn't much goodwill on earth for the
Southwest Airlines staff during the holiday
season. Customer service supervisor Mike Carr has
to tell an inebriated passenger that too much
Christmas spirit can be a bad thing. Supervisor
Yolanda confronts an angry flyer who's lost his
paper ticket and refuses to buy another. And
assistant station manager Ginny Bona nearly puts
two unaccompanied minors on the wrong plane.

8-9pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - The Killer's Tattoo
The murder of a 73-year-old man leads police on a
long chase for a man who's suspected of identity
theft and bears a rose tattoo with the name
"Phyllis". When caught, he ultimately agrees to a
life sentence on the condition that he can watch
the Minnesota Vikings in the Super Bowl on prison

9-9:30pm -- Family Plots - A Rich Life
Office Manager and youngest Wissmiller sister
Emily has the mortuary's most overlooked--and
often most stressful--job. Today is particularly
bad because Rick takes out his recent break-up
with Melissa on Emily, and the emotional demands
of grieving families stretch her to the max. To
make matters worse, baby brother Von is coming to
town, and the family party will be held at her
house that evening. Welcome to the Poway Bernardo
Mortuary, where a real-life death experience
awaits you!

9:30-10pm -- Family Plots - Please Date Our Dad
The girls secretly sign up Chuck for an Internet
dating service. Meanwhile, David arranges the
funeral for a reclusive woman who died without
family or friends, making him realize how lucky
he is to have found his own wife. Will Chuck have
the same luck? Find out in our series that
chronicles the intense, peculiar, and sometimes
hilarious days and nights at Poway Bernardo
Mortuary in San Diego, where the three Wissmiller
sisters, their hot-blooded father, and a quirky
funeral director work.

10-10:30pm -- AIRLINE - Judgment Day
Season two of our Southwest Airlines reality
series begins in typically chaotic fashion. A
provisioning agent in Baltimore wants to propose
to a co-worker, but must wait until she deals
with a crisis at the gate. In Chicago, a
passenger blows his top and resorts to rough
language when he learns he can't get on a flight
home. And in Los Angeles, two sisters, on their
way to see their father for the first time in 35
years, begin celebrating a little early, and may
not be allowed to board their plane.

10:30-11pm -- AIRLINE - The Big Squeeze
In Baltimore, the 6-member Liberatore Family has
a problem--there are six of them and only five
seats left on their flight to Buffalo. In
Chicago, Supervisor Anita wants to help a blind
man meet his blind date, but there's no sign of
the lady. And in Los Angeles, Rod "The Bod" Young
is nervous because he's set to compete in the Mr.
Orange County Body-Building Championship, and
wants to win it to honor his late wife.


Tuesday, July 6, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - A Questionable
Dr. L. Stan Naramore was a rootless man who
changed jobs frequently before finally settling
down in the small Kansas farming community of St.

With a fondness for playing the ponies and a
disdain for the town's staid residents, not to
mention a history of run-ins with hospital
administrators, he was immediately singled out as
the prime suspect when two of his elderly
patients died. For the hometown jury, the verdict
was simple: Guilty. But Naramore's lawyer, Kurt
Kerns, took the case to a higher court. Follow
the three-year legal odyssey of the physician
unfairly dubbed the ?Kansas Kevorkian? by the
provincial press through interviews with Kerns,
prosecuting attorneys, Dr. Naramore and others.
And find out how his lawyer finally got the
decision overturned in a scathing reversal that
made the law books.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - Gary Gilmore
Story of the killer who gained international
notoriety when he demanded execution for his
crimes after the reinstatement of the death
penalty by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976.
Gilmore, the first scheduled to die after the
ban, faced the firing squad in 1977.

9-11pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - Mistaken for a
Killer/A Woman Scorned & The Boy and the
Monster/The Secret in the Cellar
Advances in DNA technology that take place over
20 years help police to finally identify the man
who brutally stabbed two women to death; and an
anonymous caller leads police to the killer of a
13-year-old girl. Then, the body of a teenaged
girl, missing her hands, is discovered in the
woods and a 3-year-old boy provides police with
evidence that sends his father to prison for her
murder; and investigators doggedly pursue the
killer of a Maine housewife. (2-hour version.)


Wednesday, July 7, 2004

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.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - Larry Hagman
A look at the triumphs and heartbreaks of the
actor who played the boyish astronaut on "I Dream
of Jeannie" and the villainous J.R. Ewing on
"Dallas" with equal aplomb. Virtually abandoned
from birth by his mother, Broadway star Mary
Martin, Hagman began drinking at age 14 and later
led a life filled with LSD and wild parties. But
in 1995, Hagman needed a liver transplant to save
his life. Features interviews with Hagman and
former co-stars Barbara Eden, Linda Gray, and
Patrick Duffy.

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - Stacey's Story
Stacey Lannert sits in a Missouri prison,
convicted of murdering her father. At the trial,
she claimed that she killed him after years of
sexual abuse and threats, but the jury didn't
believe her. Do you? Includes interviews with
Lannert, the prosecutor, and two jurors in the

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL? - Milford: Death
and Taxes
Milford, Utah is a tough town where possession is
nine-tenths of the law and a gun makes up the
rest. That's why handyman Tony Hamilton didn't
take too kindly to the county seizing the Mormon
ranch where he lived for back taxes. And to make
matters worse, all of the residents, who
practiced polygamy, were evicted. Hamilton
stayed, confronted the law, and ended up being
charged with the attempted murder of a sheriff's


Thursday, July 8, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - Drowning in Lies:
The Trial of Edward Post
Edward Post drowned his wife in a bathtub to
collect the insurance money he needed to settle
his debts. But it took two trial convictions, two
appeals court reversals, and finally a guilty
plea to put Post away for good. Bill Kurtis
unravels the bizarre story.

8-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - Silent
Witness/Innocence Lost & Frozen in Time/Little
Girl Lost
A DNA sample helps solve the murder of scientist
Helena Greenwood, who contributed to the
development of DNA forensic technology, 12 years
after her death; and an LA County prosecutor uses
criminal profiling to nab the notorious South Bay
Rapist, who abducted and raped six girls. Then,
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
garden puts police on the trail of an "oddball"
family. (2-hour version)

10-11pm -- The First 48 - Gangs of Little
Havana/Execution in Coconut Grove
A wall of silence from a frightened community
hampers efforts to solve a brutal murder; and a
mother of two is shot execution-style in her
kitchen in an affluent neighborhood. In a visual
style more like drama than reality show, we tail
Miami homicide investigators as they race time to
solve these murders. Who're the suspects? Are the
detectives right? With cliffhangers at each
break, both cases in this gritty episode will
keep viewers guessing until the end.


Friday, July 9, 2004

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? - Aileen Wuornos
Life of the controversial prostitute and serial
killer who was executed in 2002 in Florida for
murdering seven men. Some believed that she was a
cold-blooded killer, while others saw her as a
woman who was victimized so often during her
tragic life that she was driven to fight back.

9-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - Richard Speck
Profile of the serial killer who massacred eight
nurses in Chicago in 1966. We'll explore his life
of crime and examine his manhunt and trial, which
became the "O.J." of its time. We also show
portions of the infamous video discovered by
reporter Bill Kurtis that shows Speck having a
good time in prison as a drugged-up half-woman.

10-11pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - The Green River Killer
An insightful profile of the Green River Killer,
Gary Ridgway, who recently confessed to the
murder of 48 women in Washington State. Ridgway,
who claimed "Choking is what I did and I was
pretty good at it," received life in prison
without parole, rather than execution. In his
confession, read aloud in court by the
prosecutor, he wrote, "I picked prostitutes
because I thought I could kill as many of them as
I wanted without getting caught."


Saturday, July 10, 2004

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

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - The Happy Face
Sometimes, people kill or claim the blame for
murder because they want to be famous. We delve
into the psychological motivations of murder and
infamy when a mild-mannered, grey-haired
grandmother accuses her boyfriend of the murder
of a woman that he didn't commit, angering the
man really responsible because he wanted "credit"
for his kill. Over the next five years, the real
culprit raped and murdered seven more women
before being caught. His motivation? Notoriety.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - Mommy's Rules
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 -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL? - Dallas: Arsenic
and Old Money
A probe into the mysterious 1991 murder of Nancy
Lyon, which revealed the dark secrets of the
affluent Dallas neighborhood of Park Cities.
Nancy's husband Richard is serving a life
sentence for poisoning her, but not everyone is
convinced that he did it. Paul Winfield narrates.


Sunday, July 11, 2004

7-7:30pm -- SELL THIS HOUSE? - Coral Gables,
Florida--Pam Gonzalez & Daughter Marcela: #24
Mexican terra cotta floors, a beautiful sun
porch, and a water feature out back...all shaded
by tropical Miami palms. What's not to like?
That's what Pam Gonzalez would like to know.
First, there's the clutter and the paint that
some people think looks like mold. And what is
that smell? Pam and her daughter Marcela, who
came home from college to help, listen to the
open house comments, then find out what our
designer Roger Hazard plans.

7:30-8pm -- AIRLINE - Judgment Day
Season two of our Southwest Airlines reality
series begins in typically chaotic fashion. A
provisioning agent in Baltimore wants to propose
to a co-worker, but must wait until she deals
with a crisis at the gate. In Chicago, a
passenger blows his top and resorts to rough
language when he learns he can't get on a flight
home. And in Los Angeles, two sisters, on their
way to see their father for the first time in 35
years, begin celebrating a little early, and may
not be allowed to board their plane.

8-9pm -- The Trial of Scott Peterson - 
Ever since the disappearance of a very pregnant
27-year-old Laci Peterson on Christmas Eve 2002,
national attention has been focused on her
husband, Scott Peterson--his alibi as to his
whereabouts and his marital infidelity. We look
back at what led to his trial for the double
murder of his wife and unborn son, and direct
from today's headlines, we examine prosecution
and defense tactics, as well as the massive media


Monday, July 12, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - A Parent's Nightmare
David and Cynthia Dowaliby are tried for the
murder of their 7-year-old daughter in 1988, but
both are cleared because of lack of evidence. One
of the most controversial murder cases in Chicago
in the last 20 years, many still believe that the
Dowalibys are guilty.

8-9pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - A Hitchhike to
Murder/Never Forgotten
Police must wait nearly 30 years before advances
in DNA technology give them the chance to convict
the killer of a young hitchhiker, and
Philadelphia police wage a 16-year hunt for the
man who raped and killed a 10-year-old girl.

9-9:30pm -- Family Plots - Looking for
Finding a date for Chuck gets harder and harder
for the Wissmiller sisters as they continue their
Internet matchmaking efforts for their dad. While
Emily lines up a potential date, Shonna does some
dating research herself--when she discovers a
distinctive article of clothing during an
embalming. As the day ends, Chuck nervously
prepares for a date, hoping that this time love
will bloom and not wither on the vine.

9:30-10pm -- Family Plots - Mum's the Word
The phones are ringing off the hook at Poway
Bernardo Mortuary and the girls' mom, Sue, comes
to lend a hand. But after a recent fight, Sue's
not talking to her ex-husband and the girls' dad,
Chuck. Will Chuck be on his best behavior, or
will sparks fly? As Sue struggles to keep pace in
the front office, Shonna faces the emotional
challenge of helping two women dress their
deceased mother's body for a family viewing that
same night.

10-10:30pm -- AIRLINE - Family Business
In Chicago, Supervisor Angelica eagerly awaits a
reunion with her brother, who's on his way back
from fighting in Iraq. And at another gate,
Manager Colleen comforts a distressed lady, who
says that she hasn't seen her children in over a
year and is scared that they're roaming the
airport without her. In our high-flying series,
we provide viewers with complete access to the
inner workings and emotional stories behind
Southwest Airlines.


Tuesday, July 13, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - Who Killed the Candy
Heiress? The Helen Brach Story
The strange case of the candy heiress who
disappeared without a trace in February 1977.
Even though her former lover was convicted in
1995 in connection with her death, her body has
never been found, and questions about her
disappearance remain.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - David Berkowitz
Portrait of the serial killer who terrorized New
York City for over a year with his wanton
shooting attacks on young couples and murder of
several women. Was he acting alone, at the urging
of his neighbor's dog, or was he a part of a
satanic cult that ordered the murders?

9-11pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - The Texas
Drifter/Fingerprint File/A "Rose" among Thorns &
The Answer in the Box/Maternal Instinct
Texas detectives use a DNA databank to nab a
serial sexual stalker; a fingerprint on a beer
bottle leads to an arrest in a nine-year-old
murder; and British detectives travel to America
to ask Colt .22 experts to help solve the murder
of a grocery man's wife. Then, police hunt a
killer who posed as a sports photographer to lure
an 11-year-old track star to her death; and
prosecutors say Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
drove a mother to kill her 5-year-old daughter.
(2-hour version)


Wednesday, July 14, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - The Girl in the Box 
In the Spring of 1977, 20-year-old Colleen Stan
left school to hitchhike from Oregon to Los
Angeles. Little did she know when she accepted a
ride with Cameron and Janice Hooker that she
would end up their captive for seven years. 

Explore the case that became a national sensation
after Colleen finally escaped. Raped, tortured
and kept confined, often inside a coffin-like box
beneath the Hookers? waterbed, the Hookers
appeared mild-mannered and church going. Cameron
Hooker insisted that their perverse master-slave
relationship was consensual and that they were in
love. Colleen told a very different account. The
case remains riddled with contradictions, as
expert witnesses, investigators and attorneys
discuss what really happened.

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY? - John F. Kennedy, Jr
In the aftermath of JFK's assassination, his
image as the small boy bravely saluting the final
act of "Camelot" became fixed in American memory.
Later, he became the ultimate eligible bachelor
as well as torchbearer of the "Kennedy mystique".
Then, he and his wife died in yet another Kennedy
front-page tragedy in July 1999.

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - The Black Widower
Two of Gerald "Bob" Hand's wives died in eerily
similar circumstances in the 1970s. Now, more
than 20 years later, the third Mrs. Hand dies.
Was Bob just having a run of bad luck--or was
something a lot more sinister going on? Bill
Kurtis investigates.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL? - Lynchburg: The
Heiress and Her Lover
On March 30, 1985, in Lynchburg, someone
viciously murdered one of the state's FFV--First
Families of Virginia--and her husband. Someone
entered Derek and Nancy Haysom's home and
attacked the couple--he was stabbed 39 times, she
was nearly decapitated. The grisly murders of the
socially prominent couple caused upper-crust
residents to fear a possible serial killer--but
police had another suspect, one much closer to
home. Narrated by Paul Winfield.


Thursday, July 15, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE? - A Mother's Story of
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

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?

8-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES? - Family Secret/Blood
Trail & Bodies in the Bay/'Til Death Do Us Part
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 that volunteers its expertise to
crack difficult cases, find blood-spatter
evidence that helps solve a Texas murder. Then, a
sunset boat ride leads to death for a vacationing
woman and her two daughters; and police
investigate a man whose three wives all died in
mysterious fashion. (2-hour version)

10-11pm -- The First 48 - Overkill/Left for Dead
Miami homicide detectives race against time in
the critical first hours of investigation to find
the evidence necessary to charge two suspects in
a brutal murder case; and police find a man who's
been shot and left for dead, but with no
evidence, witnesses, or even a name for their
victim, the detectives have got their work cut
out for them. Find out if these driven detectives
can make their cases.

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Note: Monty Python is now on only occasionally: "Meet a composer with the longest name imaginable, and the head of a chocolate company is asked about the inclusion of such ingredients as "crunchy frog" in his candies. The classic British comedy phenomenon of the 1970s, starring the six-man troupe of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin."
Terry Jones' new series for A&E's History Channel is a semi-humorous 4-part look at truths and urban myths about the Middle Ages, illustrated by computer graphics and on-location scenery, premiering Saturdays in January, 2004

Episodes of the quirky Northern Exposure are on Hallmark Channel now, Monday-Friday. And episodes of the even quirkier "Twin Peaks" are on Bravo @ 5am Tuesdays thru Saturdays. Monstervision review & host segments of the Twin Peaks movie "Firewalk With Me."

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