NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- They say justice is blind; but the path to that lofty ideal is often paved with dramatic twists and turns, tales of betrayal, buried secrets and unsung heroes. America's leading mystery and suspense network, Investigation Discovery (ID), is partnering with America's most popular weekly magazine, People, to bring viewers a one-hour weekly series dedicated to uncovering the truth behind some of our country's most infamous characters and iconic stories of crime. PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES will take a deep dive behind the heart-wrenching stories of lives and families ripped apart by crimes that transcended news and became part of popular culture, revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions. Featuring exclusive interviews, new facts and emotional firsthand accounts by those closest to the investigation, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES is a 10- part series set to premiere exclusively on ID, starting this fall.
"Real people, real stories – this is at the core of every series we produce at Investigation Discovery," says Henry Schleiff, Group President at Discovery Networks. "It is a natural fit for one of the most trusted brands in reporting, People Magazine, and Investigation Discovery, the #1 home for mystery and suspense on television, to join forces and reveal the truth behind some of the most fascinating stories of our time."
"We are thrilled to team up with Investigation Discovery to re-examine some of the most high profile crime cases in recent history," said Rich Battista, Executive Vice President, Time Inc. "This is the first of many exciting TV projects that we have planned for the People brand." Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of People and Entertainment Weekly, adds, "Since People's debut in 1974, our unique human interest and crime coverage has been enormously popular, and we have increased it in recent years. In all of our crime content, and on all our platforms, People pays tribute to the victims, and provides their friends and families an opportunity to tell their stories. This approach distinguishes People's coverage, as we identify the most compelling local stories and give them a national forum."
Each hour-long episode will focus on stories, ripped from the headlines featuring archival footage, recreations, and interviews with key players in the investigations. From the Grim Sleeper case to the Hannah Anderson international kidnapping, People's own trusted journalists will seek to divulge new facts and evidence while revealing the shocking twists and unexpected resolutions that occurred while they were investigating each emotionally riveting case. These are extraordinary tales of ordinary people who were thrust into the national spotlight.
PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES is produced for Investigation Discovery by Radley Studios and People Productions with Donnie Eichar, Brandon Hill, Chad Itskowitz for Radley and Rich Battista, Jess Cagle and Dan Wakeford serving as executive producers for People. For Investigation Discovery, Thomas Cutler is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, the "always revealing" network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to more than 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.
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