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The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later

In We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenét Ramsey Twenty Years Later, Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist Paula Woodward offers an unprecedented insider perspective on the twentieth anniversary of one of the most heinous, sensationalized, unsolved crimes in American history.

Here for the first time, Woodward examines conversations and information from all sides of those involved in the case. She shares information compiled during the twenty years she reported on the murder, including private conversations with law enforcement individuals directly involved in the case, their thoughts and dissections of what went wrong and right, and who they now believe is the killer.

Woodward has included drawings by JonBenét, letters from her teachers, and photographs that show a normal, happy six-year-old whose life was cut short in such a horrible manner. She shares portions of John Ramsey’s private journal,where he wrote of his torment and grief in the aftermath of the murder. And she recounts personal conversations with JonBenét’s mother prior to her death from cancer in 2006. JonBenét’s brother Burke talks publicly for the first and only time about his sister’s death and how it affected the family and his life.

We have Your Daughter is an extraordinary work of journalism, twenty years in the making. It depicts a family under siege with their guilt or innocence still openly questioned. This book allows readers to decide in this heartbreaking story – was it Ramsey or an unknown intruder?

Richard Speck the focus of new episode of ‘Murder Made Me Famous’

Richard Speck, who stabbed and strangled eight student nurses on the Southeast Side one night in July 1966, is the subject of Monday’s episode of the Reelz channel series “Murder Made Me Famous.”

Fictionalized re-enactments and interviews with those familiar with the case help piece together Chicago’s worst mass murder. Armed with a gun and a knife, Speck broke into a townhouse in the 2300 block of East 100th Street that was being used as a dormitory for student nurses who worked at South Chicago Community Hospital.

He tortured and killed Nina Jo Schmale, Patricia Ann Matusek, Pamela Lee Wilkening, Mary Ann Jordan, Suzanne Bridget Farris, Valentina Pasion, Merlita Gargullo and Gloria Jean Davy. Corazon Amurao, the sole survivor, escaped Speck by hiding under a bed.

The hour-long episode of “Murder Made Me Famous,” which is scheduled to air at 7 p.m., features interviews with Dr. John Schmale, the brother of Nina Jo

Read more at: https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-richard-speck-murder-made-me-famous-20190422-story.html

Pamela Smart’s Tangled Web Only Started With Her Husband’s Murder

Once Ralph confronted him, they told him how they killed Gregg Smart, he said, and that it had something to do with $500 in insurance money from Pam. After that, he told J.R.’s dad about the gun.

The detectives quickly confirmed that Billy, J.R., Pete and Cecelia knew Pam, and each other, from Project Self-Esteem, which all freshmen were required to participate in. Then they found out Pam had collected $140,000 from Gregg’s life insurance policy.

“He’ll always be a part of the decisions I make and the everyday things that I do,” a tearful Smart said in one of her TV interviews in the weeks following the murder, her first having been with local station WMUR three days after the funeral.

After warrants were issued for Billy, J.R. and Pete’s arrest, the three boys turned themselves in. Their names were withheld at first, because they were minors, but their photos were not, so it was

Read more at: https://www.eonline.com/news/1034158/still-to-die-for-inside-the-tangled-web-around-pamela-smart-that-started-with-the-murder-of-her-husband

Breaking News – May 2019 Stacked with New Reelz Original Programming

MAY 2019 STACKED WITH NEW REELZ ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

New Documentaries ‘Cher: Do You Believe?’ Celebrates the Pop Culture Icon While ‘Jeffrey Dahmer: Killer Cannibal’ Examines the Man Who Became a Monster

New ‘The Real Story of… ‘ Specials Reveal the Real Stories Behind Blockbuster Movies

New Series ‘Executed with Deborah Norville’ Shows the Impact of Headline Grabbing Criminals

(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, April 17 – REELZ today announced new original programming for May 2019 including two new documentaries, new specials and a new series. The documentaries are led by Cher: Do You Believe? celebrating the pop culture icon who redefined celebrity with her award winning work in music, movies and TV. At the far opposite end of the celebrity spectrum is the infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer whose decent into chaos is chronicled in the two-part documentary

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/04/17/may-2019-stacked-with-new-reelz-original-programming-583404/20190417reelz01/

Schellhammer named finalist in 2018 Pa. AP Media Editors contest

The Era’s Marcie Schellhammer, assistant managing editor, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors contest for best column writing.

The awards in actual order of finish — first and second places — will be announced at the PAPME awards banquet, May 17, in Harrisburg.

Thirty-nine newspapers and 11 radio and television stations submitted 1,344 entries in the contest. The category in which The Era competes is for smaller daily newspapers in the state.

Along with Schellhammer, the other finalist named is Rick Kazmer and Bruce Siwy, (Somerset) Daily American.

Schellhammer, who has been with The Era since 2001, is a graduate of Otto-Eldred High School and of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She is a daughter of Shirley Whiteman of Rixford and the late Donald J. Whiteman Sr.

She has been honored by the Pennsylvania News Media Association and Pennsylvania Associated Press

Read more at: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/schellhammer-named-finalist-in-pa-ap-media-editors-contest/article_5258ff94-5cce-11e9-8475-3f7190a59d50.html

Did Late Actor Michael Landon Get Cancer from Filming Close to a ‘Contaminated’ Nuclear Site?

Nearly 30 years after Michael Landon’s shocking death, details surrounding the Little House on the Prairie star’s health are being investigated.

At the young age of 54, Landon died on July 1, 1991, from pancreatic cancer, just months after his diagnosis. And on Sunday, Reelz Channel will air its Landon-focused episode of Autopsy: The Last Hours of…, which investigates the proximity of the Little House on the Prairie set to the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, where there was a “partial meltdown of a nuclear reactor” in 1959, according to California Department of Toxic Substances Control.

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Read more at: https://people.com/tv/michael-landon-pancreatic-cancer-reelz-clip/

Breaking News – "Charles Manson: The Funeral" Documentary Premieres Saturday, April 13 at 8PM ET/5PM PT

“CHARLES MANSON: THE FUNERAL” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES SATURDAY, APRIL 13 AT 8PM ET/ 5PM PT

Documentary Reveals the Journey of Charles Manson’s Grandson Jason Freeman to Carry Out the Infamous Cult Leader’s Funeral

(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – REELZ today announced the new original two-hour documentary “Charles Manson: The Funeral” premieres on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. “Charles Manson: The Funeral”* goes inside the journey of Charles Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman who fought to control the notorious cult leader’s body and funeral. What unfolds confounds Freeman as he wrestles with the duty of caring for a deceased relative who also happens to be one of the world’s most vile criminals.

“This documentary shows the unusual real story confronting Jason Freeman who struggles to comprehend his role in a

Read more at: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2019/03/27/charles-manson-the-funeral-documentary-premieres-saturday-april-13-at-8pm-et-5pm-pt-390205/20190327reelz01/

Saturday, March 16: A Wall of Frisbees? See It on TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ New Season

TLC

All Times Eastern.

Saturday, March 16

Trading Spaces
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Paige Davis returns as host for this 12-episode season that was filmed across the country. Designers tackle new challenges as varied as teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others.

St. Patrick’s Day “Leprechaun” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 5pm

Today and tomorrow, enjoy all of the films in the Leprechaun horror-movie franchise, including tomorrow night’s primetime world TV premiere of Leprechaun Returns (2018).

One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil
CBS, 8pm

CBS presents this exclusive Cirque du Soleil event that takes audiences on an

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2019/03/16/best-bets-saturday-march-16-trading-spaces-tlc/

Saturday, March 16: A Wall of Frisbees? See It on TLC’s ‘Trading Spaces’ New Season

TLC

All Times Eastern.

Saturday, March 16

Trading Spaces
TLC, 8pm
Season Premiere!

Paige Davis returns as host for this 12-episode season that was filmed across the country. Designers tackle new challenges as varied as teachers’ lounges, twin sisters’ homes, attics, basements and even homes of ex-spouses, among others.

St. Patrick’s Day “Leprechaun” Marathon
Syfy, beginning at 5pm

Today and tomorrow, enjoy all of the films in the Leprechaun horror-movie franchise, including tomorrow night’s primetime world TV premiere of Leprechaun Returns (2018).

One Night for One Drop: Imagined by Cirque du Soleil
CBS, 8pm

CBS presents this exclusive Cirque du Soleil event that takes audiences on an

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2019/03/16/best-bets-saturday-march-16-trading-spaces-tlc/

Friday, March 15: Aidy Bryant Stars in Hulu’s New Comedy ‘Shrill’

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Friday, March 15

Shrill
Hulu

From Executive Producers Lorne Michaels and Elizabeth Banks comes this new six-part comedy series starring Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) as Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life — but not her body. Annie is trying to start her career while juggling bad boyfriends, a sick parent, and a perfectionist boss. Based on Lindy West’s hilarious memoir, Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman.

Arrested Development
Netflix
New Episodes!

In the second half of Season 5, pressures mount on the Bluth family as Buster (Tony Hale) heads toward a murder trial. The Bluth company is on the hook

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2019/03/15/best-bets-friday-march-15-aidy-bryant-stars-in-hulus-new-comedy-shrill/

Thursday, March 14: ‘Project Runway’ Is Back on Bravo for Season 17

Miller Mobley/Bravo

All Times Eastern.

Thursday, March 14

Project Runway
Bravo, 8pm
Season Premiere!

The wait is over as the iconic fashion competition series returns to its original home on Bravo with supersized 90-minute episodes. This season, as the fashion industry evolves, so does the runway, with a new design aesthetic and additions to the judging panel. Supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss joins as host, with former Project Runway champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor.

Grey’s Anatomy: “And Dream of Sheep”
ABC, 8pm

Ties are strained as Andrew (Giacomo Gianniotti) and Carina (guest star Stefania Spampinato) confront an unforgiving family history. Meanwhile, Teddy (Kim Raver) and Owen (Kevin McKidd) work together

Read more at: https://www.channelguidemag.com/tv-news/2019/03/14/best-bets-thursday-march-14-project-runway-is-back-on-bravo-for-season-17/