Series follows Columbia University's Michael Stone as he searches for the roots of evil in human beings by exploring acts committed by infamous criminals and ordinary people which he rates on his "scale of evil".
Meet Georgia Lass (who prefers to be called George). She is a young Seattle college dropout who is unhappy with life. She is always at odds with her mom, Joy. One day coming back from her ... See full summary »
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.
True crime show hosted by the Forrest Gump of journalism
I happen to be a fan of Dominick Dunne's and also an admirer. He is a prolific author, he has survived great tragedy in his life, he has had a fascinating career, and he writes a delicious column for Vanity Fair. What sets Dunne apart is his access to the rich and powerful who try to avoid every other journalist. He knows everyone, and everyone seems to like him and welcome him.
That being said, Dunne is the host of this show, which appears on Arts and Entertainment Network, but all the producers have really done is use his name. He actually offers very little to these stories of murder among the rich and powerful other than to present them. The crimes are portrayed in documentary style - the Menendez brothers, for instance. Many of them will be familiar to the Court TV crowd. Nevertheless, because they're from real life, they manage to hold one's interest, and Dunne combined with A&E give the show that extra boost of class.
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