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MSNBC to premiere doc strand ‘Maximum Drama’

The strand's first episode will feature Shoot to Kill: The Ohio Animal Massacre, a Minnow Films-produced doc on Terry Thompson, the owner of a Zanesville, Ohio farm who set loose 50 exotic animals before killing himself last year.
October 29, 2012

U.S. cable news network MSNBC will debut a documentary strand that goes in-depth on major news stories called ‘Maximum Drama.’ Hosted by reporter Jeff Rossen, the show¬†will feature a different investigative documentary each week.

The first episode, which airs on November 11, will feature Shoot to Kill: The Ohio Animal Massacre, a Minnow Films-produced doc on Terry Thompson, the owner of a Zanesville, Ohio farm who set loose 50 exotic animals before killing himself in 2011. It will include exclusive interviews with the police officers who hunted down and killed 48 of the animals, including rare Bengal tigers and lions.

The second episode of the strand, Profiling Evil: The I-5 Strangler, will examine the case of convicted serial killer Roger Kibbe, who is serving a life sentence in a California prison. It was produced by Tom Jennings and will air on November 18. Other episodes this season will focus on sex slaves in Chicago and serial killer Ted Bundy.

‘Maximum Drama’ is produced by MSNBC Films and executive produced by Scott Hooker, the network’s senior executive producer, documentary production and development.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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