A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas.
American Justice is perhaps one of the finest hours of American television on the arts & entertainment network. It is well-researched and fascinatingly put together to give one of the best hours. It is informative and condensed to one or two hours. There are terrific episodes featured about real criminal cases like O.J. Simpson, Menendez Brothers, and others to name a few. I found it to be one of the most captivating shows on television to watch repeatedly and continuously over the years. Maybe I just like Bill Kurtis because he always provides us with information and an explanation on how a crime is solved or the tribulations of trials and investigations. There are lots of stories about real people. This show probably inspired Law and Order but why watch fiction, when you can watch the real thing on Arts and Entertainment. They don't dumb it down for the audience. They educate and inform.
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