Thursday, August 27, 2009

truTV to Pay Tribute to the Late Dominick Dunne

truTV to Pay Tribute to Dominick Dunne with 13-Hour Marathon of Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege & Justice Friday, Aug. 28

truTV will pay tribute to Dominick Dunne, who passed away yesterday at the age of 83. The network will celebrate Dunne’s work with a 13-hour marathon of episodes of Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege & Justice, which has been an important part of the network’s primetime lineup since 2002. The marathon will begin Friday, Aug. 28, at 3 p.m. (ET).

“Dominick Dunne has been a valued and beloved contributor to truTV through the long-running series Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice,” said Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager of truTV/IN SESSION. “He was a master storyteller who dug deeply into the legal details of notorious criminal cases, but always kept his eye on the human story behind the crimes. We will miss him dearly.”

In his long-running Power, Privilege & Justice, Dunne has examined what happens when crime and money create a deadly mixture. Among the high-profile stories covered in the series are the case of Erik and Lyle Menendez, who murdered their parents; the murders of Judge Vincent Sherry and his wife in Biloxi; the case of JT Lundy, who killed his horse for insurance money; and the disappearance and suspected murder of Brach’s candy heiress Helen Brach.

Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege & Justice premiered on truTV (then Court TV) on June 19, 2002, and is currently in its ninth season, which is scheduled to end Friday, Sept. 25. Over the course of its nine seasons on truTV, the series has averaged 1.2 million viewers.

The following is the schedule for truTV’s Friday, Aug. 28, marathon of Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege & Justice and the cases that are explored. At 10 p.m. (ET), truTV will premiere a new episode of the series.

3 p.m. – “Deadly Parlay” – Murder of Dallas socialite Doris Angleton.

4 p.m. – “Billionaire on the Run” – Case of New York real estate heir Robert Durst.

5 p.m. – “Burning Obsession” – Murder of pharmaceutical heir David Coffin Jr.

6 p.m. – “Brothers in Arms” – Case of brothers Lyle & Erik Menendez, who murdered their parents.

7 p.m. – “The von Bülow Affair” – Case of Claus von Bülow, accused, convicted and later acquitted of murdering his wife, Sunny.

8 p.m. – “Deadly Designs” – Murder of designer Gianni Versace by Andrew Cunanan.

9 p.m. – “Sinister Harvest” – Murder of California farming mogul Ray Yocum and his wife, Gayle.

10 p.m. – “Programmed for Murder” – Disappearance of Nina Reiser, wife of technology magnate Hans Reiser.

11 p.m. – “Evil Deeds” – Date-rape case of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.

Midnight – “Deadly Designs” – Murder of designer Gianni Versace by Andrew Cunanan.

1a.m. – “Sinister Harvest” – Murder of California farming mogul Ray Yocum and his wife, Gayle.

2 a.m. – “Programmed for Murder” – Disappearance of Nina Reiser, wife of technology magnate Hans Reiser.

3 a.m. – “Evil Deeds” – Rape conviction of Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.

(All times Eastern)

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