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Most Wanted: September 19, 2016

Podcasts: new listens, veteran favorites, and one successful jump to TV

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Small Sacrifices: Inappropriation

The crime Diane Downs, a postal worker, claimed a burly stranger had carjacked her and her three children, shooting one fatally and leaving the other two permanently impaired. At least she didn’t blame an African-American male…but of course it’s actually Downs who tried to kill her kids. Forensic evidence alone likely would have sealed her fate, but other factors made […]

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A Tale of Two Menendezes

Two TV movies about the Menendez case came out within five weeks of each other in 1994: Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders, and Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills the next month. The pair is incorrectly recalled by many as one massive miniseries starring Edward James Olmos and featuring a Freudian wig-snatching on a staircase — […]

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