My friends and I remember the Bernie Tiede story quite differently than this show portrayed it. Bernie as a lady's man is laughable. His interests were not the ladies.
There was no mention of his work with the local college. There was no mention of the play he was financing. There was no mention of the minutia of his life. Everything did not revolve around Nugent. Where was the mention of the video tapes?
It just seemed that this docu-whatever just skimmed through the story, got the gist, and wrote it to fit a preconceived format. It's like they had the dummy script written, then got interviews, and made the interviews fit the dummy script. That's not good documentary work.
I was there - in Carthage and in Bernie's home - during those crazy times. The real story is so much more interesting than this watered-down version.
The real story would make a better soap opera than a made-for-TV crime re-enactment.
But you know? It was funny. Was that the intention? Probably not...
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