or


[11/19/09 - 09:49 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches In-Depth Documentary Strand, Id Investigates, the Week of the First Anniversary of Bernard Madoff's Financial Scam Being Exposed
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 8 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY LAUNCHES IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY STRAND, ID INVESTIGATES, THE WEEK OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF BERNARD MADOFF'S FINANCIAL SCAM BEING EXPOSED

� Kicking Off New Specials, ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY Premieres Tuesday, December 8 from 9-10 PM ET on Investigation Discovery with Former CBS Anchor Thalia Assuras Serving as Host and Narrator �

(Silver Spring, MD) � Investigation Discovery, America's leading investigation network, today announced the premiere of a new series of recurring specials entitled ID INVESTIGATES, which will go behind the headlines to shine a new light on contemporary and newsworthy stories. One year after the Bernard Madoff financial scandal was first revealed ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY will present an eye-opening investigation of Madoff's money trail and the collateral damage it has caused countless families. Respected broadcast journalist and former CBS anchor Thalia Assuras serves as host and narrator for this inaugural special. ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY, produced in partnership with the BBC, premieres on Tuesday, December 8 from 9-10 PM ET on Investigation Discovery.

"Launching a high-quality, in-depth documentary strand exemplifies Investigation Discovery's commitment to investigating a fascinating spectrum of stories focused on the pursuit of justice and dedicated to providing context and depth to the stories dominating the headlines," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY examines more than the greed and deception of Madoff's fraud by exploring the dire human consequences of Madoff's crimes, beyond the financial ruin."

From his headquarters in New York, arch-fraudster Bernard Madoff masterminded the largest financial scam in history. The scheme netted billions of dollars and ensnared thousands from Palm Beach billionaires and Hollywood movie stars to children's charities and senior citizens across the world. Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison, where he will languish until the end of his days. But for his victims there's no respite; many of them were left penniless, their lives decimated by Madoff's house of cards. ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY explores the riches to rags stories of everyday people like Ian Thiermann, a 90-year-old retiree forced to work at a local grocery store to make ends meet; and Laurel and Paul Allen, who just a week prior to the collapse were personally reassured by Madoff to not withdraw funds. And, in a heartbreaking case, Willard Foxton recounts how his family paid the ultimate price for Madoff's greed � Foxton's father committed suicide after losing his life savings in Madoff's con. This special exposes how easy it was for Madoff to lull intelligent, financially savvy investors into the scam by displaying plausible profits and never promising clients too much. These stories humanize the perception of white-collar crime, taking viewers beyond the balance sheets and investment fraud to the family tragedies caused by insatiable greed.

ID INVESTIGATES: THE MADOFF MYSTERY is produced by the BBC in association with Investigation Discovery. For the BBC, Roger Corke is producer and director. For Investigation Discovery, Ron Simon is producer; Sara Kozak, vice president of production, serves as executive producer; and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading investigation network, is the source for fact-based investigative content about culture, history and the human condition. Providing the highest quality investigative programming focused on fascinating stories of human nature from the past to the present, Investigation Discovery's in-depth documentaries and series challenge viewers on important issues shaping our culture and defining our world. As the premier authority in real investigations, ID is expanding partnerships with established news organizations and production companies to bring the strongest analytic, factual investigative and current affairs programming to over 54 million U.S. households. For more information, please visit investigationdiscovery.com





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[09/15/14 - 01:22 PM]
"Genesis - Sum of the Parts" to Make Its Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film reunites the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy(R)-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band to tell personal accounts of their rise to fame and fortune.

[09/15/14 - 12:49 PM]
FX Rides "Sons of Anarchy" to Record Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 9.

[09/15/14 - 12:25 PM]
Galaxy's Quest: On October 11, Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy Returns to Rescue Frantic Felines and Their Guardians
"My Cat from Hell" returns with seven all-new episodes of rescuing out-of-control cats and repairing the relationships they're ruining.

[09/15/14 - 12:16 PM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Popular Series "The Profit" Return Tuesday, October 14 at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes, including a special update episode, follow self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis as he saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process.

[09/15/14 - 11:01 AM]
Travis Pastrana and the "Nitro Circus Live" Crew Return to MTV2 for All-New Season on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, "Nitro Circus: The Movie" will make its world television premiere on MTV2 on Wednesday October 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[09/15/14 - 10:52 AM]
Take It Off with VH1 for Season Two of "Dating Naked"
The first season of "Dating Naked" has been averaging a .6 among Adults 18-49 and averaging 1 million total viewers (P 2+) each week, based on Live +3 ratings.

[09/15/14 - 10:28 AM]
A&E Network Premieres New Original Series "Dead Again" Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The hour-long series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[09/15/14 - 10:11 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces World Television Premiere of Hallmark Hall of Fame Original Movie, "One Christmas Eve", Starring Anne Heche, November 30
In "One Christmas Eve," Anne Heche stars as a recently-divorced mom who wants her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" to be perfect.

[09/15/14 - 10:04 AM]
Langley Productions and Spike TV to Honor "Cops" Audio Technician Bryce Dion
Bryce Dion was a 7-year veteran of "Cops" who was tragically killed during production on August 26 in Omaha, NE.

[09/15/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Friends Flyaway to New York" Sweepstakes Gives Fans a Chance to Win a Trip to Visit the Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Brought to You by Eight O'clock Coffee
Said contest is timed with the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends."

[09/15/14 - 09:36 AM]
Syfy's New Zombie Series "Z Nation" Bites Off 1.6 Million Viewers During September 12 Premiere
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, September 12.

[09/15/14 - 09:14 AM]
American Heroes Channel Reveals How History Got It Wrong in "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
The series returns with with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/15/14 - 09:00 AM]
"Conan" to Celebrate George Harrison the Week of Sept. 22 with Performances by Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and More
The celebration will coincide with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a major reissue of the artists' first six solo albums.

[09/15/14 - 08:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's TV and Digital Channels to Go Dark for Eleventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play, Saturday, Sept. 20
Additionally, the network's national prosocial partners - United States Tennis Association, NFL PLAY 60, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Key Club, among others - will host several thousand local events across the country to help celebrate kids' love of play.

[09/15/14 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.