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Old 02-20-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I like the older Dateline shows. Before CNN bought Court TV I always watched that channel with Forensic Files and Cold Case files. Now that it's TruTV it's just a bunch of junk reality shows at night that I don't watch.

One of my favorites was City Confidential with Paul Winfield narrating. I liked the way he introduced and told all about the town and then got into the case. He passed away in 2004 so all I see now is reruns.

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I could have written this myself. I even posted for several years on the old Court TV/InSession message boards. I loved City Confidential. I liked Dateline and 48 Hours.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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"Paaaaaaaaaaaaul, I miss you, Paul". (my whine for Paul Winfield and City Confidential).
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Did anyone watch last time?

I dont know, I dont think I could convict the guy of killing his wife. Yes, there are a lot of things that seem "fishy" but there just isnt enough to send him away imo, especially with the hotel worker that had attacked a girl before? Yeah, just dont know about this one.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Powdersville
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Having only a small amount of info to go on (what was aired) it is very difficult...... that being said I agree, the evidence seems pretty slim. His actions, though, were odd at best.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Having only a small amount of info to go on (what was aired) it is very difficult...... that being said I agree, the evidence seems pretty slim. His actions, though, were odd at best.
I am with you, not enough information, but from what was presented on this program, I couldn't say the husband did it.....even though he did behave strangely.

As far as the lack of blood in the room......they said she was strangled and beaten to death.....that could be done with very little bloodshed.

The kids being in the room? Well, if he planned it ahead of time.....he could have easily drugged the kids so they would have slept through the actual killing and he could have locked the body up in a closet or a suitcase so the kids wouldn't see it for that one day. Again....this show was sorely lacking in actual details.

The wife's sisters did get her body.....so did they have another autopsy done? Did they check under the fingernails? Again....no info.

And yes, that hotel worker could have lured the wife into a secluded area to attack her and then put her body into the sewer.

From the little bit we know, I can't see the husband, or anyone, being convicted of this murder.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Having only a small amount of info to go on (what was aired) it is very difficult...... that being said I agree, the evidence seems pretty slim. His actions, though, were odd at best.

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I am with you, not enough information, but from what was presented on this program, I couldn't say the husband did it.....even though he did behave strangely.

As far as the lack of blood in the room......they said she was strangled and beaten to death.....that could be done with very little bloodshed.

The kids being in the room? Well, if he planned it ahead of time.....he could have easily drugged the kids so they would have slept through the actual killing and he could have locked the body up in a closet or a suitcase so the kids wouldn't see it for that one day. Again....this show was sorely lacking in actual details.

The wife's sisters did get her body.....so did they have another autopsy done? Did they check under the fingernails? Again....no info.

And yes, that hotel worker could have lured the wife into a secluded area to attack her and then put her body into the sewer.

From the little bit we know, I can't see the husband, or anyone, being convicted of this murder.
I agree with you guys.

The guy did seem to be at least somewhat credible in his answers. As far as him drugging the kids, yeah, I suppose you could make that leap, but based on what? With a potentialy innocent mans life at stake I dont think I could fill in that kind of blank without solid evidence. Through the entire show I did keep thinking.... "wouldn't the kids have seen or heard something if he did do this"

Based on what we saw on the show, I just dont think I could convict at all.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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I agree. Too many holes in that story.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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I watch all new Datelines religiously. Do you have the ID (Investigative Discovery) channel? The older episodes are on there pretty much all the time. I used to read People magazine just for the crime story in them, that is how I know just about any (older) crime profiled on any crime TV show. I am annoyed that all the different shows profile the same, tired crimes, but with their own formats/story-telling. There is enough crime for more new shows to be made. They need to make shows out of the crimes that don't get constant media attention.
Yes..In fact, I watch this channel more than the others now. I like the fact that the shows are on 24/7 and no infomercials or other filler.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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Several weeks ago I wandered upon the ID Channel ... boy am I hooked!! I am a night owl and sometimes it's just reruns ... the Betty Broderick story has been on three times in the last couple of weeks.

I like the older Dateline shows. Before CNN bought Court TV I always watched that channel with Forensic Files and Cold Case files. Now that it's TruTV it's just a bunch of junk reality shows at night that I don't watch.

One of my favorites was City Confidential with Paul Winfield narrating. I liked the way he introduced and told all about the town and then got into the case. He passed away in 2004 so all I see now is reruns.

I've never watched 48 hours.
I still watch Forensic Files each Friday and Sat. That's one of my rituals, even if they are re-runs. I remember they used to have a Friday night marathon with FF from 11p to 4 or 5 in the morning. Now, it's just down to two episodes. Sadly, that is the only show on TruTv IMO that is even worth watching anymore.

I HOPE that the ID channel does not suffer the same demise as Court tv did.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Louisiana and Pennsylvania
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City Confidential, my all time favorite! Paul Winfield's narrating was perfect, one of those "once in a lifetime" things. I still "whine", outloud, "Paul, I miss you" whenever I watch an episode of CC.

I have found that "Sins and Secrets" is similiar to the CC concept but w/o the history of the city/town. I like that type of format.

Cold Case Files is/was my second favorite True Crime show. Bill Kurtis is "the man". Wish he was still doing new shows of Cold Case Files.

Forensic Files, another great show. Peter Thomas is the narrator. Very recognizable voice. Listen, and you will hear him doing some commercials.

I joined IDAddicts (IDAddicts.com) from seeing the adverts on ID, and don't really understand how to navigate it. I find it useless so far. I am spoiled big-time by City-Data's forum format. So easy to use (maybe I'm just used to it). Any one else join the above?
Paul Winnfield was a true talent, especially when he narrated CC. Peter King and Bill Kurtis are also remarkable narrators and commentators. Peter King's voice fits Forensic Files like a glove. When I Googled him a few years back, I had no idea he was from the UK.

I also miss Harold Dow terribly on 48 Hours, save for the reruns of course.
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