INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES WITH EMMY AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST TONY HARRIS
--SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS (wt) to Start Production This Summer--
(New York, N.Y.) - Crime comes in many forms: murder; robbery; fraud... There are crimes of passion; crimes of betrayal; and, crimes of rage. The flavors and strands are infinite. They fascinate and shock us with intricacies and unexpectedness - but, they don't happen in a vacuum. Each one reveals a world behind and beyond the crime, often just out of sight...a world we may fear, but may not know or understand. A small town, a hidden subculture, a criminal network, or a place that can never separate itself from a criminal event. In this immersive and investigative new series, Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris pulls back the curtain to reveal the often nefarious players and foreboding places behind the crimes surrounding them. A six-part series produced by Part2 Pictures, SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS (wt) starts production this summer, and will air exclusively on Investigation Discovery (ID) in 2017.
"Tony has been a key contributor to the Investigation Discovery team for more than two years now with our very successful series HATE IN AMERICA," said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. "His uniquely passionate and articulate approach to investigative journalism was eye opening to our viewers around the world and, accordingly, we were eager to expand his role, allowing us to see first-hand, his work at the scene of a crime, as he peels back the layers on what motivates some of our nation's most horrific acts of violence."
"I'm thrilled to take on a bigger role at ID," said Harris. "As it says above, the flavors and strands of crime are infinite, so I know this will be a gripping journey into the underbelly of criminal subcultures, most that we may know little about. This is right up my alley in terms of investigative reporting and I am excited to bring viewers along for the ride with me."
SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS is produced for Investigation Discovery by Part2 Pictures with David Smith and Amy Bucher as executive producers. For Investigation Discovery, Lorna Thomas is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
About Tony Harris
Tony Harris is a news anchor, television correspondent, and filmmaker, who most recently served as an anchor at Al Jazeera America. Previously, Harris anchored the flagship Al Jazeera Newshour from the company's global headquarters in Doha, Qatar becoming the first African-American anchor to be based outside the U.S. for a global news network. Before his current position, Harris anchored CNN Newsroom with Tony Harris for CNN and was a member of the teams that earned CNN George Foster Peabody Awards for coverage of the British petroleum oil spill and Hurricane Katrina, and an Alfred I. duPont Award for coverage of the Southeast Asia tsunami.
About Part2 Pictures
Part2 creates award-winning, high-end, talent driven programming across a range of formats and platforms, from documentary to reality to lifestyle, from broadcast to digital and beyond. Based in Brooklyn and led by David Shadrack Smith, the company's credits include critically acclaimed shows such as This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN), Dark Net (Showtime), Belief (with Oprah Winfrey), Dixie Mafia (Discovery), Polygamy USA (NatGeo), Engineering Ground Zero (NOVA), Hard Time (NatGeo), and features like An Honest Liar and I'll See You In My Dreams, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Since launching in 2007, part2 has partnered with over a dozen networks, delivered more than 150 hours of programming, filmed in 35 countries and earned two Emmy(R) awards, five Cine awards, a Gracie award and a Sundance Jury prize.
About Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery (ID) is the leading mystery-and-suspense network on television. From harrowing crimes and salacious scandals to the in-depth investigations and heart-breaking mysteries behind these "real people, real stories", the always revealing network challenges our everyday understanding of culture, society and the human condition. One of our nation's fastest growing cable networks, ID delivers the highest-quality programming to 85 million U.S. households and is available in both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD). For more information, please visit InvestigationDiscovery.com, facebook.com/InvestigationDiscovery, or twitter.com/DiscoveryID. Investigation Discovery is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in 220 countries and territories.