Celebrity Crime Files - Netflix
This investigative series delves into controversial and sensational cases involving some of the most prominent entertainment figures of our time. "Celebrity Crime Files" seeks to uncover the truth behind headline-making events, such as celebrity homicides like the fatal hotel shooting of Sam Cooke or the murder of once up-and-coming R&B singer LaLa Brown; or unexplained mysteries, like the disappearance of basketball star Brian Williams aka Bison Dele and many more. Each episode introduces the case of a celebrated figure then it takes the audience through the rise of the celebrity's life to an intimate exploration of their publicized tragedy or downfall. Through dramatic recreations surrounding the events, eyewitness accounts, culture experts, family, friends and/or colleagues, a clear picture emerges of the days leading up to the fateful moment and thereafter. Created and produced by K2 Pictures.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Celebrity Crime Files - Crime Watch Daily - Netflix
Crime Watch Daily is an American syndicated investigative news magazine series. Premiering on September 14, 2015, the program is currently hosted by veteran television journalist Chris Hansen. Produced by Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution, it features a mix of investigative reports, true crime stories and caught-on-tape police and security footage.
Celebrity Crime Files - Format - Netflix
The program showcases current and ongoing crime stories (including those surrounding unsolved murder and missing persons cases) and feature reports on undercover investigations from across the United States and around the world as well as limited coverage of ongoing court cases. As an example of such investigation segments, during the Crime Watch Daily's first week of episodes, the program showcased an undercover investigation into how ride-sharing company Uber screens those applying for positions as drivers before being authorized and hired, revealing that the three applicants mentioned in the piece were convicted felons, who were cleared after their background checks were completed. Franchise features fill the final three segments of each episode, which deal with other criminal cases and arrests, both of a serious and unusual nature: Crime Watch Local – originally titled “APB” (in reference to the abbreviation for “all points bulletin”), it is a daily segment highlighting in-depth a particular criminal case or mystery covered by one of the program's affiliate stations, followed by an interview with a reporter from the station to provide additional information on the story; Daily Watch List – a segment, seen in most episodes, which highlights various top crime stories from around the United States; Bad Seed of the Day – a weekly segment profiling a particular criminal and the crime they committed; Crime Watch Daily Heat Map – usually serving as the penultimate segment of each edition, it is a blotter-style segment – which includes mugshots of the acts' perpetrators – consisting of a selection of unusual crime stories from around the U.S. that are tied to a particular theme; Wild About Trial – Crime Watch Daily maintains a partnership with the trial-focused news website, whose founder Alison Triessl serves as a contributor for a weekly segment (usually seen on Tuesdays) highlighting ongoing criminal cases being covered by the site; CrimeTube – a daily segment that concludes most episodes, featuring videos of criminal acts, sting operations, police pursuits and footage of law enforcement activity culled from public domain security camera, traffic camera, and police dashcam footage. Telepictures had previously produced a syndicated program with a similar format, Celebrity Justice, from which most of the staff and format of the TMZ online and television entertainment news platform arose out of; however, that program – which ran from 2002 to 2005 – focused more on celebrity legal issues than the reality/true crime focus which Crime Watch Daily is based around (though some notable non-celebrity true crime cases were covered on Celebrity Justice).
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