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The Preppy Murder: Death In Central Park

“Before O.J. Simpson, the Preppy Killer — that was the trial of the century.” Former print and TV reporter Steve Dunleavy offered this quote when he was interviewed for the new AMC/SundanceTV docuseries The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park. Dunleavy was probably correct, as the 1986 killing of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin at the hands of 19-year-old Robert Chambers in New York City’s Central Park was a highly sensationalized case — the press nicknamed Chambers “the Preppy Killer.” But as this intriguing five-part, three-night series shows, it is worth looking back on the “Preppy Murder” not for prurient curiosity about […]

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The A Word: Autism’s the Word, But Family’s the Thing in Superb SundanceTV Drama

The A Word airs Wednesdays beginning July 13 at 10/9CT on SundanceTV. Joe Hughes’ family is struggling. The music-obsessed little boy is likely on the autism spectrum. His Aunt Nicola, training to be a doctor, is sure of that and wants to help, but the clan is too bruised by her past affair to listen. Joe’s doting mum and dad, Alison and Paul, desperately hope that — despite his differences and increasing alienation by his peers — their son will outgrow the worst of his quirks. His half-sister Rebecca adores her brother but puzzles quietly over how to gain her parents’ notice as […]