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Investigation Discovery's Brand-Defining Original Newsmagazine "On the Case With Paula Zahn" Returns for a Fifth Season
The show's 13-episode fifth season starts Sunday, October 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Investigation Discovery]


- ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN Returns This Sunday, October 30 at 10 PM ET -

(Silver Spring, MD) - Investigation Discovery launches an all-new fifth season of the hit series ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN, the network's signature long-form journalism franchise. Earlier in 2011, ON THE CASE became the first Investigation Discovery series to break the 1.0 household mark and has been a cornerstone for the network, airing regularly on Sundays at 10 PM ET for over two years. Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn travels across the country to interview the people directly touched by the fascinating cases profiled within ON THE CASE. Zahn's riveting interviews reveal the raw emotions left behind from personal tragedies and explore intriguing aspects of our justice system. Zahn executive produces the series with Scott Sternberg, CEO of Scott Sternberg Productions, and Scott Weinberger, CEO of Weinberger Media. ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN returns with a 13-episode fifth season starting Sunday, October 30 at 10 PM ET.

"ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN has significantly contributed to Investigation Discovery's explosive growth, and ID's loyal audience is drawn in by how Paula Zahn masterfully brings to life these amazing stories of justice," said Henry Schleiff, president and general manager of Investigation Discovery. "Whether sitting across the table from convicted felons or listening to emotional tales from victims and their families, Paula's journalistic expertise guides through viewers through these intricate and intriguing stories and shines a klieg light on our justice system."

The first five episodes of ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN's fifth season include:

IN BROAD DAYLIGHT - Sunday, October 30 at 10 PM ET

In a small town outside Atlanta, a young mother is gunned down in broad daylight, while stunned eyewitnesses search for cover. The victim, Heather Strube, was in a Target parking lot to pick up her 18-month-old son from her estranged husband. Police must unravel the mysterious killing with little to go on beyond a bizarre description of the brazen killer and the surveillance video of him walking away from the crime scene.

DEATH AND THE DOCTOR - Sunday, November 6 at 10 PM ET

Margo Prade was a prominent doctor with a thriving medical practice in Akron, Ohio. When she is discovered shot and killed in her van parked outside her office, police are eager to solve the crime. Margo was one of their own, married for 17 years to a highly respected captain in the Akron Police Department. Investigators quickly discover a videotape that documents the murder, but the most important clue is a bizarre bite mark left behind by the killer. The controversial case divides the police force and has investigators looking over their own shoulders before they can solve the crime.

SEVERED TIES - Sunday, November 13 at 10 PM ET

Cathy Robertson and her husband, Lyndel, were both shot multiple times while they slept in the quiet bedroom of their family's farm house. Cathy died at the scene, but somehow, Lyndel survived despite being shot in the face and chest. As police search for Cathy's killer, they come upon two teenage suspects. Will a mysterious fingerprint on a box of ammunition be the key to unlocking the mystery behind the brutal crime?

NO ONE TO TRUST - Sunday, November 20 at 10 PM ET

Eighteen-year-old Lisa Kimmell was driving home for the Easter holiday when she vanished somewhere on the 600 miles of desolate highway between Denver, Colorado and Billings, Montana. The case would span fourteen years and examine dozens of suspects, including the man in charge of the investigation, before reaching its shocking conclusion.

A STRANGER'S KNOCK - Sunday, December 4 at 10 PM ET

Norma Ates was shot and killed in her own bedroom. Her body was discovered when firefighters responded to a fire at her house. Investigators suspected the killer had staged the scene to make it look like a robbery gone wrong and then set the home on fire to cover their tracks. After years of searching, police finally find two mysterious strangers who had been seen outside the house just before the crime took place. Their story will help solve the mystery and convict the most unlikely of suspects.

ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN is produced by Scott Sternberg Productions and Weinberger Media for Investigation Discovery. Executive producers include Scott Sternberg, CEO and Founder of Scott Sternberg Productions; Scott Weinberger, investigative journalist and CEO of Weinberger Media; and Paula Zahn. For Investigation Discovery, Diana Sperrazza is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production 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 71 million U.S. households. For more information, please visit investigationdiscovery.com

  [october 2011]  


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