Thursday, July 20, 2017

A&E presenting its 6-week, 7-hour docuseries The murder of Laci Peterson

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/VIDEO-First-Look-AE-Documentary-Series-THE-MURDER-OF-LACI-PETERSON-20170717

A&E Network will premiere the new six-episode, limited documentary series, THE MURDER OF LACI PETERSON showcasing new interviews with Scott Peterson himself from prison. The series explores the infamous Scott Peterson trial, the case that destroyed a family, gripped a nation and defined an era, as a vehicle for understanding America's criminal justice system and the ways in which outside influences can affect that system. "The Murder of Laci Peterson" is set to premiere Tuesday, August 15 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.

"A&E is in the business of finding and uncovering the real stories behind some of the most impactful cultural moments that our audience hasn't heard and 'The Murder of Laci Peterson' does exactly that," said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, A&E Network."The media's obsession with the Scott Peterson trial was unlike anything seen before. This new series will cut through the mass hysteria that has plagued and distorted the reporting of this story to deliver, for the first time, a definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day."

The mystery of Laci Peterson's disappearance on Christmas Eve 2002 captivated the nation. Eight months pregnant, she vanished without a trace. Her body and that of her unborn child, Conner, appeared four months later on the shores of the San Francisco Bay causing a media frenzy on both a local and national level. To this day, no one knows exactly when, where or how she died, only that her husband Scott Peterson was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, despite the absence of DNA evidence or eyewitness testimony. Scott Peterson's conviction was less a tribute to the efficacy of the legal system than it was a case study for the overwhelming power of modern media to deliver the facts of news in a way that creates irresistible tabloid fodder.

As the 15th Anniversary of Laci Peterson's disappearance approaches, "The Murder of Laci Peterson" takes a fresh, new look at the case, reexamining the circumstantial evidence and assessing the media's influence on the case and its outcome. This documentary series will include unprecedented access to Scott Peterson and his family as they speak directly and candidly about Scott's conviction. In addition, the series will include interviews with an expansive and impressive list of key eyewitnesses, experts, lawyers, cops, journalists, detectives (professional and amateur), including Nancy Grace, Gloria Allred, Amber Frey, Detectives Jon Buehler and Ed Steele, journalists Ken Auletta and Maureen Orth, reporters Gloria Gomez and Garth Stapley, Scott Peterson's trial co-counsel Pat Harris, his appellate attorney Cliff Gardner, attorney and CNN and ABC contributor Chris Pixley and local reporter turned CNN correspondent Ted Rowlands among many others.

"The Murder of Laci Peterson" is produced for A&E Network by Left/Right and BQE Films.Executive producers for Left/Right are Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman, and John Marks.Executive producers for BQE Films are Shareen Anderson and Po Kutchins. Executive producers for A&E are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Amy Savitsky, Brad Abramson and Emily Flood. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights for "The Murder of Laci Peterson."

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/videoplay.cfm?colid=1649457

8 comments:

Kerry Weston said...

I've been watching the A&E special about Scott Peterson. It appears that he was convicted based on only 2 things. 1)Lacie's body washed ashore near where Scott was fishing. 2)His relationship with Amber Frey and the lies he told.

A&E presented the boat and it looked too small and shallow to have hidden a body of a large, pregnant woman. The man at the marina said he saw down into Scott's boat as it passed by and there was nothing there. Plus the neighbor's reported seeing Lacie walking the dog after Scott was at the marina. I really hope Scott does get a new trial. I'd like to see all of these issues fully investigated.

Darth Cthulhu said...

They were fully investigated. He is guilty. Let's all say a prayer for the convict that is raping Scott Peterson tonight.

99c29f92-9714-11e7-9b21-c3d85d5c2910 said...

I've been watching the documentary series, and one thing comes to mind....

Laci was supposedly last seen walking her dog. Was her dog tested for DNA evidence? Blood spatter? Maybe the assailant's hair or dna? Also, was the "park route" that Laci walked fully scoured for any possible clue of confrontation or assault at this park or the route itself? It seems like IF Scott is innocent, that there would be some shred of evidence on the route Laci was last seen walking? One more thing: The people that claim they saw Laci walking... was there NO ONE driving by that oculd attest to or witness any type of attack or kidnapping? It all just seems odd to me that there are witnesses who say they saw her, but no one witnessed anything else?

Marlene Newell said...

They witnessed her walking, and that's what they reported. No one witnessed an abduction during her walk. It isn't argued that she was abducted during her walk. It's argued that she was abducted after she returned home from her walk, by the burglars that were burglarizing the house right across the street. People don't want to believe that an abduction can happen in a very few minutes with no one seeing anything, but they forget about all the hundred if not thousands of abductions that take place in broad daylight with no one seeing them. But Servas did find McKenzie with his leash on and put him back in the yard and shut the gate. Then the mailman comes by about 30-50 minutes later and that same gate is wide open, and McKenzie is not barking and is nowhere to be seen. That's when Laci was on her walk -- she left the house with McKenzie after Servas put McKenzie back in the yard. Servas testified that she did not knock on the door, she did not call out to Laci, she just put McKenzie back. We have witness, Lt. Aponte, who overheard Adan Tenbrink telling Shawn Tenbrink, an inmate at the NORCO correctional facility for which Lt. Aponte worked, that Laci saw Todd doing the burglary and Todd verbally threatened her. Then at 11:40 Diane Jackson, who lived around the corner on Edgebrook, drove by the Peterson house and saw a van, 3 men, and a large object on the lawn -- pretty good evidence that the burglary was in progress. Now the Aponte information doesn't mean Todd is responsible for Laci's abduction, but it puts her alive back at her house after the mailman delivered the mail.

Brenda FIsher said...

Watching the final 6 part episode and again talking about how it was impossible to take her and put her over the side of the boat with weights
Not impossible at all. All he had to do was put a life jacket on her so she would stay afloat then while the weights are still in the boat tie them to the limbs of her body remove the vest and throw each weight over and the body sinks. I have seen this done when an animal had to be brought out to see for disposal
It would float the animal with an inflatable device to keep it afloat attach the weights puncture the inflatable device and the body and the weights sink

Marlene Newell said...

Brenda, just to clarify, he put a life jacket on Laci and then put her in the water. He then attached the weights to her limbs. He then took the life vest off, threw the weights in the water, and she sunk. Is that what you are sayin?

Irene Valencia said...

Which means she was alive after Scott was already in the way to the marina.

Irene Valencia said...

"Fully investigated"? That's debatable.