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A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson" Featuring Recent Prison Audio From Scott Peterson — Series Premieres 8/15

A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE ORIGINAL LIMITED DOCUMENTARY SERIES ‘THE MURDER OF LACI PETERSON’ ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 15 AT 10PM ET/PT  

SIX-EPISODE, NEW SERIES TAKES A FRESH LOOK AT THE SCOTT PETERSON TRIAL TO DELIVER A DEFINITIVE FACTUAL ACCOUNT THROUGH UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THOSE CLOSEST TO THE TRIAL INCLUDING SCOTT PETERSON 

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New York, NY –  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.”

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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 andGarth 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.”

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A&E leads the cultural conversation through high-quality, thought provoking original programming with a unique point of view. Whether it’s the network’s distinctive brand of award-winning disruptive reality, groundbreaking documentary, or premium scripted drama, A&E always makes entertainment an art.  The A&E website is located at aetv.com.  Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aetv and Facebook at facebook.com/AETV.  For more press information and photography please visit us at press.aenetworks.com.

 

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Preview YouTube video The Murder of Laci Peterson: Sneak Peek | Premieres August 15 | A&E

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