Site hosted by Build your free website today!
. . . I'm Neko. Click me and I'll chase your curser all over this page. Click me again and I'll go back to sleep.

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.

To subscribe to a monthly email of this schedule,
please visit
    No listings received for May 1-14
Saturday, May 15, 2004

7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Carthage: Frozen
A friendly Texas town is stunned when one of its
most popular citizens is accused of murdering a
wealthy widower. Narrated by Paul Winfield.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Free to Murder Again

In the late 1960s, Kenneth McDuff was sentenced
to death for his involvement in killing three
teenagers near Fort Worth, Texas. But his
sentence was commuted to life in prison after the
Supreme Court overturned the death penalty. Then
when overcrowded prisons met with a deluge of new
convictions, McDuff was set free. 

Not long on the outside, by 1993 McDuff was back
behind bars, this time for murdering a
28-year-old accountant and a pregnant,
22-year-old mother of two. This case sparked a
maelstrom of outrage and controversy in Texas,
spurring the state to triple its prison capacity.
Featuring interviews with reporters, politicians,
law enforcement officers, victims' families and
McDuff himself, this is a compelling examination
of how the criminal justice system enabled a
bloodthirsty killer to kill again.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Unholy Bible/A
Daughter's Justice
The cold case of a Texas woman's murder is solved
when the killer's plan to kill another woman and
stuff her into a duffel bag goes awry; and an
intrepid reporter doing a story on unsolved
homicides helps crack a case of murder that had
been ruled an accidental death.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Sunny Days,
Deadly Nights on Mercer Island
A woman's naked body is found outside a Seattle
nightclub, posed demurely with a pinecone in her
hand. Narrated by Paul Winfield.


Sunday, May 16, 2004

7-8pm -- The True Story of Seabiscuit - 
True story of the amazing racehorse that lost his
first 16 races before galloping to glory and
becoming so famous that he garnered more
newspaper coverage in 1938 than any other
individual--man or beast--including FDR and
Hitler, and in 2003 had a feature film made about
him. Seabiscuit and the jockey, trainer, and
owner who guided him, all had to overcome
hardship as we see in this documentary special.

8-10pm -- Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration
The man. The magazine. The mansion. From the site
of the hippest parties of the past 50 years comes
the ultimate anniversary celebration. With
Playboy's epoch-making 1953 debut issue, and its
pin-up of blossoming star Marilyn Monroe, Hugh
Hefner fired the sexual revolution's opening
salvo. Now guest stars Drew Carey and Jenny
McCarthy join Hef at the preeminent Playboy party
in a 2-hour special featuring greetings from
George Clooney, Bill Maher, KISS, Pamela
Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith, and more.

10-11pm -- Troy: The Passion of Helen - 
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts! Here's the
legendary story of the ancient Greeks' bloody
10-year siege of Troy, which began, according to
Homer, when the Trojan Prince Paris stole
Helen--"the face that launched a thousand
ships"--from her Spartan King and husband. Told
from Helen's point of view, we feature footage
from the movie "Troy" and interviews with its
stars Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom, and Diane Kruger,
director Wolfgang Peterson, as well as Camille
Paglia and Arianna Huffington.


Monday, May 17, 2004

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

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.

8-9pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - The Merry Widow/The
Bad Cop
In 1983, Navy seamen Sonny Grotton left base for
a long weekend at home. But as he pulled into his
driveway, a gunman killed him. Find out how an
undercover agent proved the wife's involvement 15
years late. And in 1993, former state trooper
Doug Wright claimed his estranged wife shot and
killed herself in their home. Police suspected
Doug because he'd come to see Kimberly that night
with divorce papers, liquor, and the murder
weapon. But they couldn't prove he did...until 8
years later.

9-9:30pm -- 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.

10-10:30pm -- AIRLINE - You Must be Kidding?
This day at Southwest Airlines is filled with
wacky situations for the beleaguered staff. A
drunk needs nine policemen to escort him from the
airport, two overweight customers have to take
the arm rest test and one of them is forced to
buy a second ticket, a traveler complains when
his plane's first officer spends a long time in
the toilet and a passenger mutiny erupts when
holiday revelers find themselves on an overbooked
flight and refuse to give up their seat.

10:30-11pm -- Airline UK - #3
Fledgling easyJet cabin crew trainees must cope
with a mock terrorist attack; a furious
passenger, who arrives two minutes late for a
flight to Amsterdam, seems determined to create
the biggest scene he possibly can; and the pop
group Bucks Fizz breaks into song, providing
much-welcomed entertainment in the departure
lounge in this documentary series from England
that records the trials and tribulations of
employees of easyJet, the no-frills airline
that's revolutionized British air travel.


Tuesday, May 18, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Raised on Hate 
Chevie O'Brien Kehoe was a model student, but his
father, a disgruntled Vietnam veteran, was a
white supremacist determined to home-school him
in the doctrine of racial hatred. 

Practicing what his father preached, in January
1996, Chevie killed the Mueller family in
Russelville, Arkansas. Already wanted for a list
of crimes, Chevie managed to avoid state and
federal authorities for almost two years, but was
eventually caught after his brother tipped off
police. At his trial, Chevie's mother provided
damning testimony and he was eventually sentenced
to serve three consecutive life terms. But many
say that Chevie’s father should also be held
accountable. Interviews with Chevie's mother and
prosecuting attorneys consider the thorny ethics
and legality of this 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.

9-11pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Daddy Knows
Best/Dawn of the Dead & Cop Killer/Evil Twin
A detective works for 15 years to nab a man who
murdered his wife and dismembered her body to
hide the sexual abuse of his children; and 20
years after the shooting murder of a gas station
attendant, detectives get a lead. Then, police
solve the 46-year-old case of the Lover's Lane
Bandit, who ambushed four teenagers, raped a
girl, and gunned down two cops; and investigators
smoke out a murderer when they find crucial DNA
evidence on the cigarette butts in his trash.
(2-hour version)


Wednesday, May 19, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - The Preppie Murder 
One August morning in 1986, the body of Jennifer
Levin, a young, attractive and wealthy teenager,
was discovered in New York's Central Park.
Shortly thereafter, police arrested Robert
Chambers for the crime. 

The tabloid descended in full force, drawing the
public into an irresistible web of sex, murder,
youth, wealth and beauty. This is a probing look
inside the preppie murder, featuring first-hand
interviews with the clique of friends who knew
the killer and victim best. See excerpts from the
trial that put the victim’s sex practices at
issue, while hushing the defendant’s own
checkered history of burglaries and drug abuse.
Hear from police, attorneys and jurors and watch
a rare interview with Levin’s family.

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® - Death of a Bride
On September 26, 1999, Gladys Ricart was
preparing for one of the most important days of
her life at her home in Ridgefield, New Jersey
under the videographer’s watchful lens. But as
Gladys handed flowers to her bridesmaids, her
ex-boyfriend, Agustin Garcia, burst in with a gun
and shot her three times. She died within

As an esteemed Dominican leader in New York City,
the shocking crime and revealing videotape
attracted widespread public interest and legal
debate. Defense attorneys argued “heat of
passion” as a mitigating defense, claiming that
Gladys had led a double life, had secretly
continued her relationship with Garcia throughout
her engagement to the other man, and had never
told Garcia about the wedding. His attorneys
argued that the shooting, though pre-meditated,
was a crime of passion, reducing the crime from
murder to manslaughter. Watch and decide.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Cherry Hill: Sins
of the Rabbi
A prosperous New Jersey suburb with a large
Jewish community is stunned when beloved rabbi
Fred Neulander is implicated in his wife Carol's
murder. Narrated by Paul Winfield.


Thursday, May 20, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Crime of Passion:
The Pamela Smart Story 
She was a pretty, young teacher at a New
Hampshire high school. He was her 15-year-old
student. Their relationship turned from innocent
friendship into deadly romance. 

One of the most shocking, tragic and sordid tales
of our time, this is the story of Pamela Smart
and Bill Flynn. According to Flynn’s attorneys,
Smart used sex and lies to manipulate the
teenager into killing her husband, claiming a
“crime of passion” defense. Watch interviews with
law enforcement officials and reporters as well
as personal friends, family and colleagues of
Smart and Flynn and decide who you think should
be held accountable for murder.

8-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Blood Money/Precious
Doe & The Widow and the Wolf/Unicorns and
Testimony about the growth of larvae in dead
bodies helps convict a man who stabbed a couple
to death and strangled their 4-year-old daughter;
and the murder of a girl, whose head was cut off
and stuffed in a trash bag, remains unsolved.
Then, after her aunt's murder goes cold, a woman
launches an advocate group that brings awareness
to unsolved cases; and police solve a girl's rape
and murder when the car where her body was found
acts like a refrigerator, preserving half of her
body. (2-hour version)

10-11pm -- Teen Thrill Killers - 
A look at some of the most frightening murderers
of all--teenagers who kill for the thrill of it.
Thomas Koskovich murdered a pizza deliveryman
just "to see what it felt like to kill." Kevin
Foster and a group of high school students with
otherwise excellent records killed a music
teacher, and Foster bragged about how cool it was
to see the teacher's face blown off with a
shotgun. And in Tacoma, Washington, eight boys
aged 11-19 beat a young boy to death as if they
were simply playing a game.


Friday, May 21, 2004

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

8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Dick Van Dyke
Portrait of the actor, comedian, and
song-and-dance man who won America's heart when
he starred on TV's "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in
the 1960s. But this is also the story of a shy
loner, an alcoholic, and troubled actor who was
devastated by his film and TV failures. This
2-hour special Includes interviews with Mary
Tyler Moore and Carl Reiner.

10-12am -- BIOGRAPHY® - Bob Newhart
Portrait of the beloved comic who flopped as an
accountant, but made it big in TV. Includes
footage of Bob's great stand-up routines and
clips from his two classic TV series. Reminiscing
about his life and career are co-stars Suzanne
Pleshette, Tom Poston, Marcia Wallace, Julia
Duffy, Peter Bonerz, William ("Larry") Sanderson,
Tony ("Daryl") Papenfuss, and John ("Other
Daryl") Voldstad, as well as Lorenzo Music, Don
Rickles, and family members in a 2-hour special


Saturday, May 22, 2004

7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Brownsville: Black
Perched between the U.S. and Mexico,
Brownsville's a town where the border is well
marked, but the boundaries are as murky as the
muddy Rio Grande. Like on the morning of March 3,
1993, when a woman set out to punish the young
man who broke her daughter's heart, leaving the
Texan town mired in Mexican black magic and
murder. Paul Winfield narrates.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Shattered Innocence:
The Fells Acres Abuse Case 
When forty-one children at the Fells Acres Day
Care Center in Malden, Massachusetts charged
Gerald, Violet and Cheryl Amirault of child
abuse, the evidence seemed uncontrovertible, and
the Amiraults were quickly tried and sentenced. 

According to the Amiraults, the children had been
coerced into their statements? Hear Cheryl and
Gerald Amirault tell their side of the story on
camera, along with two parents and a teacher who
criticize the nature and outcome of the
proceedings. Were the Amiraults victims of a
knee-jerk reaction and unscrupulous litigation?
You decide.

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - The Original
In the 1980s, a serial killer prowled the posh
streets of Orange County. Police were unaware of
the serial attacks until 1996, when DNA revealed
the killer's secret and they linked four murders
to a single DNA profile. Detectives uncovered
three more crimes attributed to the man dubbed
"The Original Night Stalker" before learning he
had an earlier career as a serial rapist! Watch
as cold case detectives compare the attacker's
DNA with nearly every convicted violent offender
in California.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Atlantic City:
The Mayor and the Mob
A look at the mob problems in Atlantic City, New
Jersey--the East Coast gambling mecca. Narrated
by Paul Winfield.


Sunday, May 23, 2004

7-8pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Laugh Out Loud: TV's 15
Greatest Comedians
We polled over 250 comedians, journalists, and
academies to find out which TV comedians made
them laugh over the years and which had the most
influence on television comedy today. The result
is their list of the 15 greatest TV comedians of
all time. We won't reveal the list until the
program airs, but we can tell you it will be full
of hilarious clips showing our legendary
comedians at their best.

8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Saturday Night Live
An unprecedented, 2-hour behind-the-scenes look
at how the famed comedy show is put together.
Harry Smith takes viewers through all the stages
of an SNL production hosted by Gwyneth Paltrow.
Viewers see the Monday morning pitch meeting,
rehearsals, the all-night writing sessions, the
costume fittings and make-up tests, and the
opening moments of the live telecast.

10-11pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Simon Cowell
Profile of the smarmy, abrasive, and popular
British judge from the hit TV series "American
Idol". Includes some of the most outrageous
putdowns of "Idol" contestants by "Mr. Nasty",
the story of how he became a successful music
promoter before making it big on TV, and
interviews with girlfriend Terri Seymour and
"Idol" co-stars Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and
Ryan Seacrest.


Monday, May 24, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Brutal Revenge
Sheila Bellush was a beautiful young mother who
gained fame in her San Antonio community after
giving birth to quadruplets. But when the
children were nearly two, she was murdered in her
kitchen, leaving the children alone with their
dead mother for nearly 7 hours. 

Within a week, investigators traced the murder
scheme back to Sheila's ex-husband, Allen
Blackthorne. At trial, prosecutors claimed that
Blackthorne had offered $4,000 to have Sheila
beaten and added a $50,000 bounty if she was
maimed or killed. But the links between
Blackthorne and the killers were so tenuous, that
more than two years passed before he stood trial.
Watch crime-scene reports, expert legal analysis
and interviews with police, jurists and lawyers
on both sides for a shocking tale of brutal

8-9pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Tom Selleck
Traces the life of the actor with Greek-god looks
who rose from Valley Boy and male model to star
of TV's 1980s hit series "Magnum, P.I.". Features
clips of "The Dating Game" appearance that led to
a film contract and looks at controversial
moments in his career, including false tabloid
stories about his sexuality and Rosie O'Donnell's
attack on his support for the NRA. Tom received
an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring role on
"Friends" and stars in A&E's original movie "Ike:
Countdown to D-Day".

9-9:30pm -- Family Plots - Girls' Night Out
Sisters Shonna, Melissa, and Emily plan a rare
night out on the town together, but childcare
emergencies, jealous husbands, and last-minute
body rushes and death calls at the mortuary get
in the way. Welcome to the Poway Bernardo
Mortuary, where a real-life death experience
awaits you in our reality series that chronicles
the intense, peculiar, and sometimes hilarious
days and nights at a busy Southern California
funeral home.

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 -- AIRLINE - Airline: Excess Baggage:
Fasten your seatbelts for a look at the
stories-behind-the-stories that made up A&E's
first season of "Airline". Interviews with
featured Southwest employees mix with
never-before-seen footage to give a more honest
and frank account of what really went on, and how
much more of the story there is that didn't make
the show.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Deadly Magnolia
Newlyweds Tom and Patricia Allanson appeared to
have a bright future ahead of them, until only
months after their wedding, Tom's parents were
found murdered in their home. 

Former friends reveal that Patricia had referred
to her in-laws as "those hateful people." Penning
a biography on the subject, author Ann Rule wrote
that Patricia has since served two sentences for
attempted murder, once for trying to poison Tom's
grandparents and again for administering lethal
doses of sleeping pills in an upscale daycare
center she founded. Meanwhile, former husband Tom
and daughter Susan are left wondering whether
Patricia Allanson, whose whereabouts are unknown,
will turn up next.

8-9pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - #1
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.

9-11pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Officer Down/Secret
Twin & Mommy's Rules
After 23 years, investigators track down the
killers of an Atlanta policeman when the ex-wife
of one of the killers phones in a tip; and a
mother keeps the skeletal remains of the
3-year-old daughter she killed in a footlocker.
Then, the murders of two girls, one found in a
burning car and the other in a box hidden in the
reeds of a lake, baffle police for years--until a
third daughter phones in a story of unbelievable
torture, abuse, and murder committed by her
mother years earlier. (2-hour version)


Wednesday, May 26, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Murder in a College
In August of 1990, five students at the
University of Florida were killed in a 48-hour
period. The stabbing deaths threw the community
into a panic. Gun sales soared and the police
were baffled. 

Chronicle the year-long investigation that
followed, as the main suspect was determined
innocent on the basis of DNA testing. Interviews
with officers, prosecution and defense attorneys
and a riveting jailhouse interview recounts what
really happened on those two bloody nights on a
college campus.

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

9-10pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Sins of a Priest:
The John Geoghan Story
For three decades, Father John Geoghan molested
over 140 children, often going to the homes of
poor, single mothers, gaining their trust, and
then visiting their children's bedrooms at night.
This is the shocking story of how the Archdiocese
of Boston covered up the priest's crimes,
eventually leading to the downfall of Cardinal
Bernard Law, one of the most powerful men in the
American Catholic Church. After conviction, while
serving his sentence, an inmate strangled Geoghan
to death.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - St. Louis: Family
Man, Hit Man
Ever since Lewis and Clark paddled past St.
Louis, it's been the gateway to the west.
Unfortunately for St. Louis, heading west in
search of a better life was a hard habit to
shake. By the 1990s, so many had fled to the
suburbs that the old joke about the Gateway Arch
being "a monument to the people who left town"
wasn't so funny. But moving to the safe suburbs
proved deadly for a housewife, while her husband
was miles away on a "daddy's weekend" with the
four kids. Paul Winfield narrates.


Thursday, May 27, 2004

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.

8-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Unholy Bible/A
Daughter's Justice & License to Kill/Tell-Tale
A Texas woman's murder is finally solved when the
killer's plan to kill a second woman and stuff
her into a duffel bag goes awry. Then, an
intrepid reporter doing a story on unsolved
homicides helps crack a case of murder that had
been ruled an accidental death. A hunch reopens
two decades-old murder cases; a vintage bar sign
helps solve a 27-year-old killing; and, a woman
is killed after being car-jacked from a
supermarket parking lot. (2-hour version)

10-11pm -- JonBenet: Anatomy of an Investigation
Puts the JonBenet Ramsey murder case under the
microscope to discover how it was irreversibly
damaged and who is really to blame for failing to
bring the murderer to justice. The lead FBI agent
on the murder scene talks about the mistakes that
were made, and John and Patsy Ramsey answer our
tough questions about why they weren't more
cooperative during the investigation.


Friday, May 28, 2004

7-8pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Kill Thy Neighbor:
George Trepal 
In a small Florida town in June of 1988, the Carr
family received an anonymous note in the mail,
reading: "You and all your so-called family have
two weeks to move out of Florida forever or else
you will die. This is no joke." 

Explore the tragic events that enfolded as four
months later, Peggy Carr was hospitalized with a
fatal illness of unknown origin as her son and
stepson battled for their lives with the same
mysterious symptoms. Hear how the case finally
broke when neighbor, George Trepal, speculated to
police that someone could use poison to chase off
unwanted neighbors. A look at how hatred, a
devious plot and a stupid slip-up led Trepal to
death row.

8-10pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - Hugh Hefner
Raised in a strict Methodist home, Hugh Hefner
became publisher of one of the world's most
controversial magazines and an icon of the sexual
revolution. Hefner began "Playboy" with $600 in
1952 and built it into a media empire. Along the
way, he became a celebrity, known for his lavish
pajamas and lifestyle. Our 2-hour profile
includes home movies, clips from his TV shows,
and interviews with Hefner, Ray Bradbury, Camille
Paglia, and daughter Christie, who took over
"Playboy" when Hefner retired.

10-12am -- Inside the Playboy Mansion - 
"If you don't swing, don't ring." So advises the
Latin inscription posted at the entrance of the
Playboy Mansion as we learn in this exclusive,
behind-the-scenes look at the private world of
"Playboy" publisher Hugh Hefner. Includes a
guided tour of the mansion's palatial private
quarters; footage of some of the steamiest,
sexiest parties "Hef" has ever thrown; and
interviews with mansion regulars Bill Maher,
Pamela Anderson, Drew Carey, and Bill Cosby.


Saturday, May 29, 2004

7-8pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - San Diego,
California: Badge of Dishonor
In December 1986, a young college student was
found murdered off a remote highway overpass in
San Diego. The thought of a killer roaming the
freeways of Southern California's sun-drenched
urban paradise had female drivers in the area
wrought with fear. But those fears were surpassed
when residents learned that not only was a killer
stalking the streets, he was also wearing a
badge! Narrated by Paul Winfield.

8-9pm -- AMERICAN JUSTICE® - Dealing with the
One of the most innovative initiatives in the
history of law enforcement, the Witness
Protection Program helped put thousands of
criminals behind bars and demolished organized
crime families in Cleveland, Philadelphia and New
York. But it also resulted in relocating hardened
criminals to unsuspecting neighborhoods, without
the knowledge of residents or local law

Former U.S. Marshals and FBI Agents detail the
difficulties of administering a program that has
been hampered from the outset by understaffing
and poor projections (the government projected
that 25 people a year would enter Witness
Protection, but 647 people signed up in 1974
alone!). Get an inside tour of the Program from
four former criminals who have since abandoned
its protection. 

9-10pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Officer Down/Secret
After 23 years, investigators finally track down
the killers of an Atlanta policeman when the
ex-wife of one of the killers phones in a tip;
and a mother keeps the skeletal remains of the
3-year-old daughter she killed in a footlocker.

10-11pm -- CITY CONFIDENTIAL® - Youngstown: Mob
Hits and Misses
Youngstown, Ohio. A fallen industrial giant. The
buckle of the Midwestern rust belt. A gritty town
where for years, organized crime ran free. But in
1996, when mob boss Lenny Strollo ordered a hit
on a local prosecutor, his three bumbling
assassins botched the job and brought down the
mob instead! Narrated by Paul Winfield.


Sunday, May 30, 2004

7-8pm -- BIOGRAPHY® - The Rock
Profile of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the wildly
popular wrestling champion and action hero film
star. A professional football player in Canada
whose gridiron career ended with a back injury,
Johnson conquered the World Wrestling Federation
and then set his sights on Hollywood, starring in
"The Scorpion King", which raked in $400-million.
Friends, family, and co-stars, including John
Travolta, Michael Clarke Duncan, Johnny
Knoxville, and Kelly Hu help paint our portrait
of the man behind The Rock.

8-9pm -- Saddam Hussein - 
Profile of the Iraqi leader, despised in the West
but a hero to many in the Mideast. Focuses on his
bloody rise to power and includes an interview
with the man who "doubled" for Saddam's brutal
son and defected. Plus updates since the
inception of the second Gulf War.

9-10pm -- Sons of Saddam - 
In a chilling hour, we go inside the sadistic
world inhabited by Saddam Hussein's sons and hear
firsthand accounts of how each man inherited a
different, deadly side of his father. Ouday, the
megalomaniac whose only official job was head of
the Iraq Olympic Committee, had athletes who
performed poorly tortured. Qusay, the quiet
schemer, rose to second in command behind his
father by being slavishly loyal and completely
brutal in overseeing the murder of opponents to
the regime.

10-11pm -- The Horrors of Hussein - 
Everyone knows Saddam Hussein was a tyrant, but
the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces in 2003
revealed the full extent of the terror apparatus
Saddam used to maintain power. In a gripping
hour, we examine the roots of this
dictator-madman--how he used violence beginning
in his teens to achieve his ends--and talk to
victims of his terror. And we see how his
ministry of terror became a family affair: his
two sons, Ouday and Qusay, intended to establish
a reign of terror that would last generations.


Monday, May 31, 2004

7-8pm -- COLD CASE FILES® - Killer on the
Strip/The Doll Murder
In Palm Beach, a determined cop solves the murder
of prostitute Lucy Pate five years later, when he
connects Lucy's case with another case that was
overlooked at the time. The prostitute who
survived agreed to help and identified her
attacker. In 1989, socialite Susan Doll was found
beaten, raped, and strangled in Colorado.
Investigators extracted DNA from a semen stain,
but had no suspect to match it against--until
1995 when a local landlord found 25 pairs of
panties stuffed into a furnace.

8-10pm -- Ike: Countdown to D-Day - 
Movie. Tom Selleck plays General Dwight D. "Ike"
Eisenhower in this sweeping story of the tense
days leading up to the Allied invasion of
Nazi-occupied Europe in WWII. Ike confronts
seemingly insurmountable problems--not enough
landing craft, tanks may get stuck on the
beaches, paratroopers may be massacred in the
sky, and weather threatens to doom the operation.
Ike must make tough decisions--and accept the
blame if the invasion fails! With Timothy Bottoms
as "Beetle Smith. (2004), repeated 10pm-12am

And be sure to check out the James Bond movie store for books, videos and DVDs available.

A&E Primetime & Biography 2004 Archives:

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 is back, 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, 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."

Make A Living Online Click here for a free 5-page report: high quality online marketing advice (with no fluff) from a guy who has been making his living on the internet since 1996

© W.A. Laidlaw

Back to TV Listings at

Or check out prime-time History Channel listings