Reelz will carry the U.S. premiere of the Oscar Pistorius: The Interview, the first and only interview granted by the former Olympian since being convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. In the revealing interview given to journalist Mark William-Thomas, Pistorius shares his account of the events of Valentine’s Day, 2013 when Pistorius shot the model and reality TV star through the bathroom door of his home. He claims that he mistook her for an intruder, but was later arrested, charged and found guilty of her murder. Pistorius is currently awaiting sentencing after his original conviction of culpable homicide was overturned by South Africa’s Supreme Court.
Pistoris, a South African sprinter known as “Blade Runner” due to his custom dual prosthetic legs, was the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympic games — where he competed sprint events for below-knee amputees, and the Olympic games — where he competed against able-bodied athletes. Pistorius placed 16th out of 51 sprinters in the men’s 400-meter sprint at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Oscar Pistorius: The Interview > Reelz Channel > Saturday, June 25 at 8pm ET/PT
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