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ID grabs hostage series

Hostage: Do or Die, a forthcoming Investigation Discovery series from Robot Field and Post, follows the stories of survivors of hostage situations and the negotiators who saved them. (Pictured: host Dominick Misino)
November 29, 2011

Hostage: Do or Die, a forthcoming Investigation Discovery (ID) series from Robot Field and Post, follows the stories of survivors of hostage situations and the negotiators who saved them.

Hosted by crisis negotiator Dominick Misino (pictured), the series premieres on December 1 at 10 p.m. EST on the U.S. network. Episodes will feature situations ranging from a deranged murderer trapping a clerk in a grocery store to a young gunman holding 80 students hostage in a California high school.

Host Misino adds his insight from his experience as a 22-year veteran of the NYPD, where he served as the primary hostage negotiator for his last six years on the force and is the founder and president of the International Association of Hostage Negotiators.

Henry Schleiff, general manager and president of ID, said: “Life and death situations where the power of words is put to the ultimate test are the foundation of Hostage: Do or Die. And the intensity of these dramatic stories is enhanced with the series’ top-notch production value, which elevates the reenactments to a theatrical level unmatched for true-crime documentaries.”

Steve Petersen, Ken Carlson, Sean Owolo and Jon O’Neill serve as executive producers and Jim Lindsay is co-executive producer. For ID, Pamela Deutsch is executive producer and Sara Kozak is senior VP of production.

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